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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Boston'''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts Genealogy Guide|Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Boston'''  
 
 
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, Massachusetts|Brighton (1807-1874)]]; [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown (1630-1874)]]; [[Dorchester, Massachusetts|Dorchester (1630-1870)]]; [[Hyde Park, Massachusetts|Hyde Park (1868-1912)]]; [[Roxbury, Massachusetts|Roxbury (1630-1868)]]; and [[West Roxbury, Massachusetts|West Roxbury (1851-1874)]].<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, Massachusetts|Brighton (1807-1874)]]; [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown (1630-1874)]]; [[Dorchester, Massachusetts|Dorchester (1630-1870)]]; [[Hyde Park, Massachusetts|Hyde Park (1868-1912)]]; [[Roxbury, Massachusetts|Roxbury (1630-1868)]]; and [[West Roxbury, Massachusetts|West Roxbury (1851-1874)]].<br><br> {{MASufBosMap}}__TOC__
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== Boston Massachusetts History  ==
 
== Boston Massachusetts History  ==
  
=== Boston Massachusetts Brief History  ===
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=== 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, Massachusetts|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|Massachusetts Bay Colony]], then the Royal colony of Massachusetts, and finally the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]].  
 
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, Massachusetts|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|Massachusetts Bay Colony]], then the Royal colony of Massachusetts, and finally the [[Massachusetts|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.  
 
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.  
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Data  ===
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=== Historical Data  ===
  
 
The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 21-23. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.  
 
The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 21-23. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.  
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[* denotes land-fill has made it part of the mainland now and the others are part of the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area]  
 
[* denotes land-fill has made it part of the mainland now and the others are part of the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area]  
 
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<center>'''Border changes''' </center>  
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Events  ===
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=== Historical Events  ===
  
 
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| 4 July 1913  
 
| 4 July 1913  
 
| Firecrackers started a fire destroying 31 building around Leroy Street in Dorchester.
 
| Firecrackers started a fire destroying 31 building around Leroy Street in Dorchester.
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| The Great Boston Molasses Disaster. A tank holding millions of gallons of molasses burst, sending a flood of molasses through the streets of the North End. A definitive narrative is Stephen Puleo, ''Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919'' (Boston, 2004), xi, 263 pp., [http://www.worldcat.org/title/dark-tide-the-great-boston-molasses-flood-of-1919/oclc/52251394 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].
 
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| 28 Nov. 1942  
 
| 28 Nov. 1942  
 
| Cocoanut Grove Fire in nightclub killed 492 people and resulted in the change in fire codes for the city.
 
| 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  ===
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=== Town Histories  ===
  
Works written on the town include: {{MASufBosMap}}
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Works written on the town include:  
 
<center>'''Boston - General''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston - General''' </center>  
 
*''List of Persons, Copartnerships, and Corporations who were taxed on ten thousand dollars and upwards, in the city of Boston in the year'' (1847-18??).<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/listofpersonscop192331bost Internet Archive] (1861) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002131263 Hathi Trust] (1847-1854 issues).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32604047 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*''List of Persons, Copartnerships, and Corporations who were taxed on ten thousand dollars and upwards, in the city of Boston in the year'' (1847-18??).<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/listofpersonscop192331bost Internet Archive] (1861) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002131263 Hathi Trust] (1847-1854 issues).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32604047 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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== Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records  ==
 
== Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records  ==
  
=== Boston Massachusetts Vital Records  ===
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=== 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, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''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.]<br><br>The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
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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, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''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.]<br>
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For an understanding on the creation of the earliest vital records for Boston, see the articles "Boston Vital Records: 1630-1650" and "Boston Vital Records: 1651-1657" in the ''Great Migration Newsletter'', 12 [2003]: 19-22; 18 [2009]: 9-10, 16, available in many libraries and online only to subscribers at [http://www.greatmigration.org/ GreatMigration.org] ($).<br><br> The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
 
<center>'''Online records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Online records''' </center>  
 
There are two collections of original records online. Further details can be found below under '''Original records''' below.<br>  
 
There are two collections of original records online. Further details can be found below under '''Original records''' below.<br>  
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:*Births, 1630-1895.<br>  
 
:*Births, 1630-1895.<br>  
 
:*Marriages, 1630-1890.<br>  
 
:*Marriages, 1630-1890.<br>  
:*Deaths, 1630-1890.<br>
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:*Deaths, 1630-1890.<br>
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:[http://www.fold3.com/title_751/massachusetts_vital_records_boston/ '''Massachusetts Vital Records (Boston)'''] at fold3.com ($) [''Indexed and browsable'']:<br>
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:*Vital Records, 1630-1849 (101 different volumes).<br>
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:*Births, 1849-1881 (individual years, addendum, and indexes).<br>
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:*Births, 1882-1895 (individual years and indexes).<br>
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:*Marriages, 1849-1895 (individual years and indexes).<br>
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:*Out-of-town marriages, 1858-1895 (individual years and indexes).<br>
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:*Deaths, 1849-1890 (individual years and indexes, plus out-of-town deaths, removals, interment, and stillborns).<br>
 
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
 
[http://www.cityofboston.gov/registry/ '''Boston City's Registry Division''']<br>1 City Hall Square - Rm. 213<br>Boston MA 02201-2006<br>Phone 617-635-4175<br>  
 
[http://www.cityofboston.gov/registry/ '''Boston City's Registry Division''']<br>1 City Hall Square - Rm. 213<br>Boston MA 02201-2006<br>Phone 617-635-4175<br>  
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<center>'''Other Manuscript Records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Other Manuscript Records''' </center>  
 
*Boston Records: Marriages 1700-1752 (1909-10).<br>Birth, death and marriage records not yet printer: 1629-1874; 1849-84, indexes, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.1]<br>  
 
*Boston Records: Marriages 1700-1752 (1909-10).<br>Birth, death and marriage records not yet printer: 1629-1874; 1849-84, indexes, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.1]<br>  
*Boston Records, Negro births and deaths, 1865-1910, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.2(7)]<br>
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*Boston Records, Negro births and deaths, 1865-1910, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.2(7)]<br>
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*List of deaths in Boston, Mass., 1819-1821, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067085~S0 Mss C 98, held by the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 
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=== Boston Massachusetts City Directories and Almanacs  ===
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=== 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:  
 
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:  
  
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*''Boston Register and Business Directory'' from 1895 (v. 60) to 1926 (v. 89)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22665930 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*''Boston Register and Business Directory'' from 1895 (v. 60) to 1926 (v. 89)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22665930 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Maps  ===
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=== 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 [http://maps.bpl.org/id/11122 Boston Public Library]. Since Boston covers a majority of Suffolk County, look for [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Land_Records_and_Atlases|Suffolk County Atlases]].<br>  
 
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 [http://maps.bpl.org/id/11122 Boston Public Library]. Since Boston covers a majority of Suffolk County, look for [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Land_Records_and_Atlases|Suffolk County Atlases]].<br>  
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Wards  ===
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=== Historical Wards  ===
 
<center>'''Introduction'''</center>  
 
<center>'''Introduction'''</center>  
 
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 [http://archive.org/details/reportofrecordco12bost ''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, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''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.]<br><br>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 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32888736 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL; online at [http://archive.org/stream/catalogueofcityc00bost#page/6/mode/2up Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=rAdQAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000419077 Hathi Trust (1909 ed.)]; and in the ''Municipal Register'' for 1912, 1924, and 1927 [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/191708461 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL; online links for all years, see the [http://www.bpl.org/online/govdocs/municipal_register.htm Boston Public Library]].  
 
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 [http://archive.org/details/reportofrecordco12bost ''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, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''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.]<br><br>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 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32888736 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL; online at [http://archive.org/stream/catalogueofcityc00bost#page/6/mode/2up Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=rAdQAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000419077 Hathi Trust (1909 ed.)]; and in the ''Municipal Register'' for 1912, 1924, and 1927 [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/191708461 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL; online links for all years, see the [http://www.bpl.org/online/govdocs/municipal_register.htm Boston Public Library]].  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1735'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10913 ''A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston''] (1743) with ward boundaries<br>Note: 15 churches in the city </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1735'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10913 ''A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston''] (1743) with ward boundaries<br>Note: 15 churches in the city </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1805'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10103 ''A New Plan of Boston''] (1806)<br>Note: 19 churches in the city<br></center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1805'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10103 ''A New Plan of Boston''] (1806)<br>Note: 19 churches in the city<br></center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1822'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10344 ''Plan of Boston''] (1826) with ward boundaries - colored section were proposed new wards for 1832<br>Note: 35 churches in the city </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1822'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10344 ''Plan of Boston''] (1826) with ward boundaries - colored section were proposed new wards for 1832<br>Note: 35 churches in the city </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1838'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10952 A New &amp; Complete Map of the City of Boston] (1839) [colorized by wards] </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1838'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10952 A New &amp; Complete Map of the City of Boston] (1839) [colorized by wards] </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1850'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10962 Plan of Boston Comprising a Part of Charlestown and Cambridge] (1851) [colorized wards]<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10953 New Map of Boston ... with the new boundaries of the wards] (1851)<br>Note: 83 churches in the city </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1850'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10962 Plan of Boston Comprising a Part of Charlestown and Cambridge] (1851) [colorized wards]<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10953 New Map of Boston ... with the new boundaries of the wards] (1851)<br>Note: 83 churches in the city </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1865'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11024 Plan of Boston] (1867)<br>Note: 114 churches in the city in 1867<br>Note: 127 churches in the city in 1869 (with addition of Roxbury) </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1865'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11024 Plan of Boston] (1867)<br>Note: 114 churches in the city in 1867<br>Note: 127 churches in the city in 1869 (with addition of Roxbury) </center>  
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<center>'''Roxbury annexation adds Wards 13-15 in 1868'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11029 Plan of Boston with Additions and Corrections] (1869) </center>  
 
<center>'''Roxbury annexation adds Wards 13-15 in 1868'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11029 Plan of Boston with Additions and Corrections] (1869) </center>  
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<center>'''Dorchester annexation adds Ward 16 in 1870'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12114 Map of Boston from the Lastest surveys] (1870) </center>  
 
<center>'''Dorchester annexation adds Ward 16 in 1870'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12114 Map of Boston from the Lastest surveys] (1870) </center>  
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<center>'''Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury annexation adds Wards 17-22 in 1873'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12156 Map of Boston, for 1874] (1874) </center>  
 
<center>'''Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury annexation adds Wards 17-22 in 1873'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12156 Map of Boston, for 1874] (1874) </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1875'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12163 Map of Boston] (1876)<br>[''includes the amended border change in 1876 and shows the old borders with Roxbury and Dorchester''] </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1875'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12163 Map of Boston] (1876)<br>[''includes the amended border change in 1876 and shows the old borders with Roxbury and Dorchester''] </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1895'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12478 Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity] (1896)<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12480 An Outline Map of Boston showing the old &amp; new ward lines also the old Congressional lines] (1896) - no streets </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1895'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12478 Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity] (1896)<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12480 An Outline Map of Boston showing the old &amp; new ward lines also the old Congressional lines] (1896) - no streets </center>  
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<br> 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.  
 
<br> 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.  
  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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<br> {{anchor|intro2}}  
 
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical City Streets  ===
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=== Historical City Streets  ===
 
<center>'''Introduction'''</center>  
 
<center>'''Introduction'''</center>  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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=== Boston Massachusetts Cemeteries  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
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*v. 4 - Copp's Hill Burying Ground (6 pts.)  
 
*v. 4 - Copp's Hill Burying Ground (6 pts.)  
 
*v. 5 - Dorchester Old North Burying Ground (4 pts.)  
 
*v. 5 - Dorchester Old North Burying Ground (4 pts.)  
*v. 6 Dorchester South Burying Ground (2 pts.)  
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*v. 6 - Dorchester South Burying Ground (2 pts.)  
 
*v. 7 - East Boston Cemetery  
 
*v. 7 - East Boston Cemetery  
 
*v. 8 - Granary Burying Ground (6 pts.)  
 
*v. 8 - Granary Burying Ground (6 pts.)  
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*v. 12 - St. Paul's Church crypt.
 
*v. 12 - St. Paul's Church crypt.
  
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and "City of Boston&nbsp;: military record and burial location of Revolutionary War veterans," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1078428~S0 Mss C 4044, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br><br>A statewide guide, but very useful here is:<br>David Allen Lambert, ''A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries'' (Boston, 2002, 2nd ed., 2009), xvii, 345 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/318339243 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1567884|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V34L}} (both for 2nd ed.).<br>
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to Cemeteries
 
! colspan="3" | Quick Links to Cemeteries
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| align="center" | '''Boston Proper'''
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| [[#intro3|Introduction]]  
 
| [[#intro3|Introduction]]  
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| [[#cem09|Park St. tombs (1824)]]  
 
| [[#cem09|Park St. tombs (1824)]]  
 
| [[#cem10|Old Trinity tombs (n.d.)]]  
 
| [[#cem10|Old Trinity tombs (n.d.)]]  
| [[#cem11|Nix's Mate (1724)]]
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| [[#cem10a|Miscellaneous (1675)]]
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| align="center" | '''Boston Harbor Islands'''
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| [[#cem11|Nix's Mate (1724)]]
 
| [[#cem12|Castle Island (1762)]]  
 
| [[#cem12|Castle Island (1762)]]  
| [[#cem13|Thompson's Island (1842)]]
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| [[#cem13|Thompson's Island (1842)]]
| [[#cem14|Deer Island (1847)]]
 
 
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| [[#cem14|Deer Island (1847)]]
 
| [[#cem15|Governor's Island (19th c.)]]  
 
| [[#cem15|Governor's Island (19th c.)]]  
| [[#cem16|Rainsford Island (1871)]]
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| [[#cem16|Rainsford Island (1871)]]
| [[#cem17|Long Island Hosp. (1893)]]
 
 
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| [[#cem17|Long Island Hosp. (1893)]]
 
| [[#cem18|Resthaven (1918)]]  
 
| [[#cem18|Resthaven (1918)]]  
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| align="center" | '''East Boston'''
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| [[#cem19|Bennington St. (1819)]]  
 
| [[#cem19|Bennington St. (1819)]]  
| [[#cem20|Temple Ohabei (1844)]]
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| [[#cem20|Temple Ohabei (1844)]]  
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| align="center" | '''South Boston'''
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| [[#cem21|South Boston tombs (1810)]]  
 
| [[#cem21|South Boston tombs (1810)]]  
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{{anchor|cem01}} 1. '''King's Chapel Burying Ground''', Tremont St., 1630. (B, C)<br>  
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1. '''King's Chapel Burying Ground''', Tremont St., 1630. (B, C)<br>  
  
 
:Note: There are interior tombs in the chapel dating back to 1749.<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
 
:Note: There are interior tombs in the chapel dating back to 1749.<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
  
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::*Graves with and without stones on the east end of the chapell, also a formal consent, 20 April 1748, for reburial in the new chapel, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071727~S0 Mss C 1021, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 
::*Thomas Bridgman, ''Memorials of the Dead in Boston; containing exact transcripts of inscriptions on the sepulchral monuments in the King's Chapel burial ground, in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1853), 339, 17 pp. [various editions]<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00inbrid Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1167516 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268656|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39bt or film 873999 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Thomas Bridgman, ''Memorials of the Dead in Boston; containing exact transcripts of inscriptions on the sepulchral monuments in the King's Chapel burial ground, in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1853), 339, 17 pp. [various editions]<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00inbrid Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1167516 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268656|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39bt or film 873999 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*''Annual Report of the Cemetery Dept. of Boston, Fiscal Year 1902-1903'' (Boston, 1903), p. 35-82. Also published separately.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00bost Internet Archive] (reprint) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008699562 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25503633 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|51770|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3b or film 599732 Item 3}}.<br>  
 
::*''Annual Report of the Cemetery Dept. of Boston, Fiscal Year 1902-1903'' (Boston, 1903), p. 35-82. Also published separately.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00bost Internet Archive] (reprint) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008699562 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25503633 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|51770|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3b or film 599732 Item 3}}.<br>  
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:City of Boston [http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/coppshill.asp cemetery website].<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copp%27s_Hill_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
 
:City of Boston [http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/coppshill.asp cemetery website].<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copp%27s_Hill_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
  
::*"Burials in Boston's North (Copp's Hill) burial ground, 1707-1709" ([http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071718~S0 Mss C 1041]), 10 items, R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
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::*"Burials in Boston's North (Copp's Hill) burial ground, 1707-1709," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071718~S0 Mss C 1041, 10 items, R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
::*Josiah Snelling, "Record book for North Burial Ground," 1810-1813, ([http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1083898~S0 Mss C 5900]), [70] p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
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::*Book of records for burying grounds, 1810-1813, North District, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067081~S0 Mss C 91, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
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::*Josiah Snelling, "Record book for North Burial Ground," 1810-1813, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1083898~S0 Mss C 5900, [70] p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
 
::*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.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00brid Internet Archives] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011600843 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4430625 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268956|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39b or film 873789 Item 4}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*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.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00brid Internet Archives] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011600843 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4430625 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268956|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39b or film 873789 Item 4}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*William Henry Whitmore, ''The Graveyards of Boston: First Volume, Copp's Hill Epitaphs'' (Albany, N.Y., 1878), xxiii, 116 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/graveyardsofbost00whit Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=rnGr2f-vZ4oC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2997540 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|269145|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3w or film 873764 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*William Henry Whitmore, ''The Graveyards of Boston: First Volume, Copp's Hill Epitaphs'' (Albany, N.Y., 1878), xxiii, 116 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/graveyardsofbost00whit Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=rnGr2f-vZ4oC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2997540 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|269145|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3w or film 873764 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>  
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::*''Historic Burying Grounds Report and Inventory, October 1986'' (Boston, 1986), v. 2.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/459789233 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
::*''Historic Burying Grounds Report and Inventory, October 1986'' (Boston, 1986), v. 2.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/459789233 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
::*Charles Chauncey Wells, ''Boston's Copps Hill Burying Ground Guide'' (Oak Park, Ill., 1998), 64, xxiii, 106, 108 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40639884 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|823094|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37w}}.<br>
 
::*Charles Chauncey Wells, ''Boston's Copps Hill Burying Ground Guide'' (Oak Park, Ill., 1998), 64, xxiii, 106, 108 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40639884 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|823094|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37w}}.<br>
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:Note: This burying ground was referenced in a deed of Isaac Solomon in 1735 as a "Burying Ground as it is now fenced in to the Jewish nation." Nothing more is known about this site. See Thwing [''see History - Topographical above''], 205-206.<br>
 
:Note: This burying ground was referenced in a deed of Isaac Solomon in 1735 as a "Burying Ground as it is now fenced in to the Jewish nation." Nothing more is known about this site. See Thwing [''see History - Topographical above''], 205-206.<br>
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10. '''Old Trinity Church Tombs''' [site], Summer St., burned in the Great Fire of 1872.<br>  
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10. '''Old Trinity Church Tombs''' [site], Summer St., burned in the Great Fire of 1872. Many of the burials from this tomb were removed to Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.<br><br>  
  
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Boston_Massachusetts_Cemeteries|Top of Cemeteries]]</center> <center>'''Boston Harbor Island cemeteries''' </center>  
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10a. '''Miscellaneous sites'''.
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::*Photograph of three gravestones found by the Street Department of the Boston Gas Light Company, July 19, 1888, in excavating in Bosworth St. (formerly Montgomery Pl.) about 10 or 12 feet from Tremont St., [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1073285~S0 Mss A 2448, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Image of three tombstones found under Bosworth St. The inscription on the first stone reads "Here lyes ye body / of John Thomson / Aged 57 years / Died August ye 27 / 1720". The inscription on the second stone reads "Rvth Brading / aged one year / and XI monthes / and 27 dayes / Dyed the 3 of / Jvly 1675". The inscription on the final stone reads "Ebenezer Hile / Son to Henry / &amp; Mary Hile / Age 17 years / Decd May the 7th / 1723."<br><br>
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<center>'''Boston Harbor Island cemeteries''' </center>  
 
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<br>  
  
What is known about the cemeteries on the island comes from Edward Rowe Snow, ''The Islands of Boston Harbor, Their History and Romance 1626-1935'' (Andover, Mass., 1935), 367 pp. with map, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3488812 WorldCat (Other Libraries)], Not at FHL. The only islands with cemeteries there now are "Deer Island" and "Long Island" - neither are technically islands any more.<br><br>  
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What is known about the cemeteries on the islands comes from Edward Rowe Snow, ''The Islands of Boston Harbor, Their History and Romance 1626-1935'' (Andover, Mass., 1935), 367 pp. with map, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3488812 WorldCat (Other Libraries)], Not at FHL. The only islands with cemeteries there now are "Deer Island" and "Long Island" - neither are technically islands any more.<br><br>  
  
 
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16. '''Rainsford Island Cemetery''' [site], 1871-1920.<br>  
 
16. '''Rainsford Island Cemetery''' [site], 1871-1920.<br>  
  
:Note: This cemetery may no longer exist and it not mentioned in the history above or David Allen Lambert, ''A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries''. The island was home to the adult male Paupers' House from 1871 to 1888. Those residences were moved over to nearby Long Island then and the building housed the adult female paupers. It became the House of Reformation from 1895 to 1920 that was renamed the Suffolk School for Boys. Burials were made from the Paupers' House.<br><br>
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:Note: The island was home to the adult male Paupers' House from 1871 to 1888. Those residences were moved over to nearby Long Island then and the building housed the adult female paupers. It became the House of Reformation from 1895 to 1920 that was renamed the Suffolk School for Boys. Burials were made from the Paupers' House.<br><br>
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:Note: Tombs were built in the cellar of the church and these were removed in 1864 and re-interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Roslindale [''a former section of West Roxbury''].<br><br>
 
:Note: Tombs were built in the cellar of the church and these were removed in 1864 and re-interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Roslindale [''a former section of West Roxbury''].<br><br>
  
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25. '''Union Cemetery''', East Fifth St., South Boston, 1841 (A).<br>  
 
25. '''Union Cemetery''', East Fifth St., South Boston, 1841 (A).<br>  
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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  ===
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=== Churches  ===
  
 
The following is a list of churches established in Boston, East Boston, and South Boston by date founded. The earliest list of churches found was from Thomas Prince, ''The Vade Mecum for America: Or a Companion for Traders and Travellers'' (Boston, 1732), page 215, with "A List of the Houses of Publick Worship in Boston, with the Streets where they Stand, and the Times of the Foundation of the several Churches." There were fourteen listed then and by all accounts, there nothing established that were closed by then. The next authority used was John Hayward, ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847), pp. 70-102, and Carroll D. Wright, ''Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties'' (Boston 1889). For information specific to Congregational churches, Harold Field Worthley, ''An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1970) was consulted.<br>  
 
The following is a list of churches established in Boston, East Boston, and South Boston by date founded. The earliest list of churches found was from Thomas Prince, ''The Vade Mecum for America: Or a Companion for Traders and Travellers'' (Boston, 1732), page 215, with "A List of the Houses of Publick Worship in Boston, with the Streets where they Stand, and the Times of the Foundation of the several Churches." There were fourteen listed then and by all accounts, there nothing established that were closed by then. The next authority used was John Hayward, ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847), pp. 70-102, and Carroll D. Wright, ''Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties'' (Boston 1889). For information specific to Congregational churches, Harold Field Worthley, ''An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1970) was consulted.<br>  
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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>  
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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>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Church_in_Boston Wikipedia] page.<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>
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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>
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::*Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1808_ChauncyPlace_1stChurch_Boston.png sketch]].<br>
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| [[#ch001|First Church (1630)]]  
::*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>
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| [[#ch002|Second Church (1650)]]  
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| [[#ch003|Quaker (1661)]]
::*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>
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::*Voted to change its name to the '''Society of the First Church in Boston''' in 2005.<br>
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| [[#ch004|1st Baptist (1665)]]  
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| [[#ch005|Old South (1669)]]  
::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1630-1882 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=15913263 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>
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| [[#ch006|French Huguenot (1686)]]
::*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>
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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>
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| [[#ch007|King's Chapel (1688)]]
::*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>
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| [[#ch008|Brattle St. (1698)]]  
::*First Church, records, 1630-1847, {{FHL|229936|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 2, 856694 Item 1, 856697 Item 2}}.<br>
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| [[#ch009|New North (1714)]]
::*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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| [[#ch010|New South (1719)]]
:Online resources:<br>
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| [[#ch011|New Brick (1722)]]  
::*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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| [[#ch012|Christ's Church (1722)]]
::*[http://www.firstchurchbostonhistory.org/homepage.html#Home Boston's First Church - its Historical Heritage].<br>
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| [[#ch013|Trinity (1728)]]  
::*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>
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| [[#ch014|Arlington St. (1729)]]
::*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>
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| [[#ch015|Hollis St. (1737)]]
::*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>
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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>
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| [[#ch016|West (1737)]]
::*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>
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| [[#ch017|Mather's (1742)]]  
::*''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>
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| [[#ch018|2nd Baptist (1743)]]
::*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>
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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>
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| [[#ch019|Croswell's (1748)]]  
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| [[#ch020|Sandermanian (1764)]]  
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| [[#ch021|1st Universalist (1785)]]
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| [[#ch022|Holy Cross (1788)]]
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| [[#ch023|1st Methodist Epis. (1792)]]
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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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| [[#ch030|2nd Universalist (1816)]]
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| [[#ch031|Swedenborg (1818)]]
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| [[#ch032|Union United Methodist (1818)]]
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| [[#ch033|Hawes Place (1819)]]
| John Wilson (1632-1667)  
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| [[#ch034|Union (1819)]]
| Benjamin Wadsworth (1696-1725)  
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| [[#ch035|St. Augustine's (1819)]]
| Rufus Ellis (1853-1886)
 
 
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| [[#ch036|St. Paul's Episcopal (1820)]]
| John Cotton (1633-1652)  
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| [[#ch037|Bulfinch Street (1822)]]
| Thomas Bridge (1705-1715)  
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| [[#ch038|Green Street (1823)]]
| Stopford Wentworth Brooke (1886-1898)
 
 
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| [[#ch039|Phillips' (1823)]]
| John Norton (1656-1663)  
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| [[#ch040|12th Congregational (1825)]]
| Thomas Foxcroft (1717-1769)  
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| [[#ch041|Bowdoin Street (1825)]]
| James Eells (1898-1905)
 
 
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| [[#ch042|13th Congregational (1825)]]
| John Davenport (1668-1670)  
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| [[#ch043|Bulfinch Place (1826)]]
| Charles Chauncey (1727-1787)  
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| [[#ch044|Salem Street (1827)]]
| Charles Edward Park (1906-1946)
 
 
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| [[#ch045|Berkeley Street (1827)]]
| James Allen (1668-1710)  
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| [[#ch046|South Congregational (1827)]]
| John Clarke (1778-1798)  
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| [[#ch047|Clarendon St. Baptist (1827)]]
| Duncan Howlett (1946-1958)
 
 
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| [[#ch048|Bethel Church (1828)]]
| John Oxenbridge (1670-1674)  
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| [[#ch049|Mariner's Church (1828)]]
| William Emerson (1799-1811)  
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| [[#ch050|St. Stephen's Epis. (1829)]]
| Rhys Williams (1960-2000)
 
 
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| [[#ch051|Grace Church (1829)]]
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| [[#ch052|Broadway Universalist (1830)]]
 
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| Joshua Moody, asst. (1684-1693)  
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| John Lovejoy Abbott (1813-1814)  
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| Stephen Kendrick (2001-20--)
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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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| [[#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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| [[#ch059|Central (1835)]]
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| [[#ch060|1st Free Church (1835)]]
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| [[#ch061|North Baptist (1835)]]
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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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#ch092|Holy Trinity (1844)]]
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| [[#ch093|Most Holy Redeemer (1844)]]
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| [[#ch093a|St. Stephen's Chapel (1844)]]
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| [[#ch093b|St. John's Church (1845)]]
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| [[#ch094|Union Baptist (1845)]]
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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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| [[#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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| 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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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>  
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:Records:<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>  
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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>  
::*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>
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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>  
::*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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::*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>  
::*Church shifts to Unitarian doctrine in 1802.<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>  
::*Church building demolished in 1844 and rebuilt on the same site in 1845 and called The Second Church.<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>  
::*Church purchased the '''Freeman Place Chapel''' and moved there. They sold their Hanover Street building to a Methodist congregation.<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>  
::*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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::*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>  
::*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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:Online resources:<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>
 
::*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>  
 
::*The church vital records from 1741 to 1768 were lost during the Revolutionary War according to Worthley, but most seem present.<br>  
 
::*Second Church (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1650-1970, held at the [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0006 Massachusetts Historical Society].<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>
 
::*Second Church, records, 1676-1816, {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 856699 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>  
 
::*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>
 
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| DuBois LeFevre (1933-1940
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| Walton E. Cole (1941-1945)
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| John Nicholls Booth (1958-1964)
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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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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>  
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:Online:<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).  
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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>  
::*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>  
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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>
::*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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::*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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::*''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>
<br> {{anchor|ch004}} 4. '''Annabaptist Church''' or [http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org '''First Baptist Church'''], 1665.<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>  
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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>
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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>
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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 versions available at [http://archive.org/details/historicalotherr00seco Internet Archive] and [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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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Baptist_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<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>
 
::*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>
 
::*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>''
 
::*''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>
 
::*''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>
 
::*''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>
 
::*''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>
 
::*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>
 
::*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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| Harry Howard Kruener (1940-1948)
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| Isaac Hull (1682-1689, 1694-1699)  
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| Cotton Mather (1685-1728)  
| William Hague (1831-1837)  
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| John U. Miller (1949-1956)
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| John Emblem (1684-1699)  
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| Rollin Heber Neale (1837-1877)  
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| Edward L. Gunther (1958-1961)
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| G. Ernest Lynch Jr. (1947-1949)
 
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| Ellis Callender (1708-1726)  
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| Cephas Bennett Crane (1878-1894)  
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| Thomas Van Ness (1893-1913)  
| Charles W. Griffin (1961-1970)
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| Clayton Brooks Hale (1950-1957)
 
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| Elisha Callender (1718-1738)  
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| Samuel Checkley Jr. (1747-1768)  
| Philip Stafford Moxom (1894-1899)  
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| Samuel Raymond Maxwell (1914-1919)  
| J. Walter Sillen (1971-1981)
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| John Nicholls Booth (1958-1964)
 
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| Jeremiah Condy (1738-1764)  
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| John Lathrop (1768-1816)  
| Nathan Eusebius Wood (1894-1899)  
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| Eugene Rodman Shippen (1920-1929)  
| Milton P. Ryder (1982-2001)
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| John K. Hammon (1964-1970)
 
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| Samuel Stillman (1764-1807)  
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| Henry Ware Jr. (1817-1830)  
| Francis Harold Rowley (1900-1910)
 
| Jay Warren VanHorn (2003-2006)
 
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| Joseph Clay (1807-1808)
 
| Austen Kennedy deBlois (1911-1925)
 
| Stephen Butler Murray (2008-20--)
 
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| James Manning Winchell (1814-1820)
 
| Harold Major (1926-1938)
 
 
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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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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>
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:Records:<br>
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::*Boston Working Group, 1661-1707;<br>
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::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1707-1792;<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).<br>  
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::*Society of Friends papers, 1842-1924, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=detailsG.IDC,SPECIFIC=12989,DATABASE=GROUP, The Bostonian Society, MS0093].<br>
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:Publications:<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>  
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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>
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4. '''Annabaptist Church''' or [http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org '''First Baptist Church'''], 1665.<br>
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Baptist_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>
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:Locations:<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>  
 
: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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::*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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::*Membership list for the First Baptist Church of Boston, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1102732~S0 Mss 1104, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Membership list 1665-1846 for the First Baptist Church of Boston written in pencil on the first 123 pages. List is arranged alphabetically by surname with date admitted, method (baptism, letter, etc.), and notes. The notes concern dismissal, marriage, death, etc. End sheet has First Baptist church constituted AD 1665 Boston" in ink .There is a note by Cyrus Pitt Grosvenor dated Boston Dec 17 1828 concerning the intention to copy the early records of the church followed by "copy of the original records of the First Baptist Church" on the gathering of the church in 1665 and baptisms in 1665 and 1669 [records end with this single page]. The remainder of the ledger is blank.<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 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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::*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>''
::*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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::*''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>  
::*''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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::*''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>  
::*''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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::*''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>  
::*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>  
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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>  
::*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>  
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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>  
::*''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>  
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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>  
::*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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| George Angier Gordon (1884-1927)
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| Harry Howard Kruener (1940-1948)
 
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| Joshua Huntington (1808-1819)  
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| Frederick M. Meek (1946-1973)
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| Edward L. Gunther (1958-1961)
 
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| Thomas Prince (1718-1758)  
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| Benjamin B. Wisner (1821-1832)  
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| James W. Crawford (1974-2002)
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| Charles W. Griffin (1961-1970)
 
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| Alexander Cumming (1761-1763)  
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| Elisha Callender (1718-1738)  
| Samuel H. Stearns (1834-1836)  
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| Nancy S. Taylor (2005-20--)
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| J. Walter Sillen (1971-1981)
 
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| Samuel Blair (1766-1769)  
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| Jeremiah Condy (1738-1764)  
| George W. Blagden (1836-1872)  
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<br> {{anchor|ch006}} 6. '''French Huguenot Church''', 1686-1748/1764.
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| Jay Warren VanHorn (2003-2006)
 
 
: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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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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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>
:Location:<br>  
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::*58 Tremont Street at the corner with School Street has been its only location.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_South_Church Wikipedia] page.<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>  
 
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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>  
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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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<br> {{anchor|ch008}} 8. '''Fourth Church''', '''Brattle Street Church''', and last the '''Church in Brattle Square''', 1698-1876.<br>
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6. '''French Huguenot Church''', 1686-1748/1764.  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brattle_Street_Church Wikipedia] page.<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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::*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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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].<br>  
::*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, pew owners' list, n.d. (but before 1775), [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071314~S0 Mss C 1004, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<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>  
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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>  
::*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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| Robert C. Waterston (1859-1860+)
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| Joseph Barth (1955-1965)
 
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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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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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| Peter Thacher (1785-1802)  
| Alexander Young (1825-1854)
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| John Gorham Palfrey (1813-1831)
 
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| William Cooper (1716-1743)  
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| Orville Dewey (1857-1862)
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| Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (1834-1876)
 
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| Samuel Cooper (1747-1783)  
| F. W. P. Greenwood (1818-1821)
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| Edward Everett (1814-1815)  
| 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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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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::*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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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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::*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>  
 
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: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>  
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::*The church was closed during the Revolution from April 1775 to August 1778.<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>  
::*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>  
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::*New South Church, baptisms and marriages, 1719-1812, {{FHL|228485|item|disp=FHL film 837129 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*The steeple was blown down in October 1804 and replaced in 1806.<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>  
::*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>  
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::*Marriages performed by Rev. Samuel Checkley, pastor of the New South Church, 1721-1762, copied by Hattie Haush, [1953?], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071259~S0 Mss C 1045, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
::*A building on the east side of the church is built for Sunday school in 1834.<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>  
::*The Italian Protestant Chapel of St. Francis is built on the south side of the church property for the Italian Waldensians.<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.  
::*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 prior to 1806 report lost in 1885 survey, but that has been proven inaccurate.<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>
 
 
: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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11. '''Seventh Church''' or '''New Brick Church''', 1722-1779.<br>
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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>
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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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::*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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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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::*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>  
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::*Christ Church (Boston, Mass.) records, 1724-1851, copies of vital records from the original held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=113773 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1864].<br>
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::*Christ Church, Boston, records [1723-1774], contributed by M.K D. Babcock ([Boston?, 1945?]), held by the [http://catalog.bostonathenaeum.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=176705 Boston Athenaeum, 964B6.C46.a].<br>
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::*The Clark's register of Christ Church Boston [manuscript], 1723-1851, held by the [http://catalog.bostonathenaeum.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=426905 Boston Athenaeum, $964+C483+c].<br>
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::*The Clark's register of Christ Church Boston [photocopy of manuscript], 1723-1851, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1093839~S0 Mss 990, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
 
: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>  
 
::*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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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 the Massachusetts Historical Society, unprocessed, and thus no access.<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>  
 
::*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>  
 
: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>  
 
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: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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14. '''Long Lane Church''' [later the '''Federal Street Church''' and now the [http://www.ascboston.org/ '''Arlington Street Church''']], 1729.<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>
 
::*The church became Unitarian in 1800.<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, 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>
 
::*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>
 
::*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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::*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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::*A wooden church building was erected on the same spot in 1744.<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>
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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>
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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'''.
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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>
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::*The church adopted the congregational form of church governance in 1787.<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>
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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>
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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>
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::*Federal Street Church, records, 1774-1803, 1 v., held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-81.<br>
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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>
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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>
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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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::*''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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::*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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::*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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::*''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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<br> {{anchor|ch016}} 16. '''Ninth Church''', '''West Church''' or '''Lynde Street Church''', 1737-1889.<br>  
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15. '''Eighth Church''', '''Harvard Street Church''', '''South Meeting House''', but later known as '''Hollis Street Church''', 1732-1887.<br>  
  
:Locations:<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis_Street_Church Hollis Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
::*The first church was built of wood on Lynde Street at the corner of Cambridge Street in 1737.<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>  
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::*A wooden church building was built on Hollis Street [called Harvard Street in 1732].<br>  
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::*The church was burnt in 1787 and a new one rebuilt in its place in 1788.<br>
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::*This building was sold, taken down, and removed to Braintree in 1810.<br>
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::*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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::*A new building was erected at 180 Newbury Street on the southeast corner of Exeter Street in 1884.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*British troops occupying the town during the Revolution used this church as a barracks.<br>  
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::*The church became Unitarian in 1800.<br>  
::*The church was reorganized as a Unitarian Church in 1806.<br>  
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::*Some congregants left to form the '''South Congregational Society''' in 1825.<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>  
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::*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>  
::*West Church, records, 1736-1889, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z3.<br>  
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::*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>
::*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>  
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::*Hollis Street Church (Boston, Mass.) account ledger, 1787-1788, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=20292 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1407 (Tall)].<br>  
::*West Church records, baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880, {{FHL|277720|item|disp=FHL film 856695 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*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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::*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.<br>  
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::*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. <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>  
::*''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>  
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::*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>  
::*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>  
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::*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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::*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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<br> {{anchor|ch016}} 16. '''Ninth Church''', '''West Church''' or '''Lynde Street Church''', 1737-1889.<br>
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::*The first church was built of wood on Lynde Street at the corner of Cambridge Street in 1737.<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>
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::*British troops occupying the town during the Revolution used this church as a barracks.<br>
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::*The church was reorganized as a Unitarian Church in 1806.<br>
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::*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>
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:Records:<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>
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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>
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::*West Church records, baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880, {{FHL|277720|item|disp=FHL film 856695 Item 2}}.<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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::*''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>
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::*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>
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<br> {{anchor|ch017}} 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch017}} 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<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>  
 
<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|ch019}} 19. '''Eleventh Church''', '''School Street Church''', or '''Rev. Andrew Croswell's Church''', 1748-1785.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch019}} 19. '''Eleventh Church''', '''School Street Church''', or '''Rev. Andrew Croswell's Church''', 1748-1785.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch020}} 20. '''Sandemanian Society''', 1764-ca.1823.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch020}} 20. '''Sandemanian Society''', 1764-ca.1823.<br>  
  
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<br> {{anchor|ch021}} 21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>  
 
<br> {{anchor|ch021}} 21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>  
  
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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>  
 
<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|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|ch024}} 24. '''First Christian Church''', 1804.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch025}} 25. '''African Baptist Church''', '''Independent Baptist Church''', and the '''Belknap Street Church''', 1805.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Meeting_House African Meeting House Wikipedia page].<br>  
 
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<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>  
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::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, 1807-1877, 5 vols., held by the [http://www.ants.edu/ Andover Newton Theological School], Mss. 1986-6, Newton, Mass.<br>  
 
::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, 1807-1877, 5 vols., held by the [http://www.ants.edu/ Andover Newton Theological School], Mss. 1986-6, Newton, Mass.<br>  
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::*Charles Street Baptist Church record book, 1812-1853, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=detailsG.IDC,SPECIFIC=13074,DATABASE=GROUP, The Bostonian Society, MS0154].<br>This is the record for the term of Rev. Daniel Sharp that includes the vital records.<br>
 
::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, marriages and deaths, 1807-1865, {{FHL|277660|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 5}}.<br>  
 
::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, marriages and deaths, 1807-1865, {{FHL|277660|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 5}}.<br>  
 
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Street_Church Park Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Street_Church Park Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch029}} 29. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church''', 1816-sometime after 1946.<br>  
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::*The first two years, services were held in a school house conducted by lay readers.<br>  
 
::*The first two years, services were held in a school house conducted by lay readers.<br>  
 
::*The cemetery and tombs for this church were removed in 1864 and re-interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Roslindale [''a former section of West Roxbury''].<br>  
 
::*The cemetery and tombs for this church were removed in 1864 and re-interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Roslindale [''a former section of West Roxbury''].<br>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely at the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts].<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>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch032}} 32. '''First African Methodist Episcopal Society''' or '''May Street Mission''' (1818-1860),<br>  
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:'''Revere Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1860-1911),<br>'''Fourth Methodist Church''' (1911-1949), and<br>[http://unionboston.org/ '''Union United Methodist Church'''] (1949-present), 1818-present.<br>
 
:'''Revere Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1860-1911),<br>'''Fourth Methodist Church''' (1911-1949), and<br>[http://unionboston.org/ '''Union United Methodist Church'''] (1949-present), 1818-present.<br>
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<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>  
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<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>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Church_of_St._Paul,_Boston Cathedral Church of St. Paul Wikipedia page].<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Church_of_St._Paul,_Boston Cathedral Church of St. Paul Wikipedia page].<br>  
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:[Note: For a list of Bishops at this church, see the [http://www.diomass.org/about/history-diocese Diocesan history]].<br>
 
:[Note: For a list of Bishops at this church, see the [http://www.diomass.org/about/history-diocese Diocesan history]].<br>
  
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<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>  
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51. '''Grace Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1865.<br>  
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51. '''Grace Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1865(?).<br>  
  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Grace Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Grace Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
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::*This church was dissolved in 1864.<br>  
 
::*This church was dissolved in 1864.<br>  
 
::*Their building was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Society of North Russell Street in 1865.<br>  
 
::*Their building was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Society of North Russell Street in 1865.<br>  
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::*Seemingly part of a merger with the '''Church of The Redeemer''' (1875) in 1961.<br>
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original church records is unknown, but likely with the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>  
 
::*The location of the original church records is unknown, but likely with the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>  
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::*Grace Church (Boston, Mass.) papers, 1839, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=19292 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. S-480].<br>
 
::*Grace Church records, 1828-1865, {{FHL|278003|item|disp=FHL film 856701 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Grace Church records, 1828-1865, {{FHL|278003|item|disp=FHL film 856701 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Grace Church vital records, 1831-1864, {{FHL|261101|item|disp=FHL film 1289676 Items 3-4}}.<br>  
 
::*Grace Church vital records, 1831-1864, {{FHL|261101|item|disp=FHL film 1289676 Items 3-4}}.<br>  
 
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::*Beacon Universalist Parish records, 1837-1944, held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00357 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 357], Harvard Divinity School.<br>  
 
::*Beacon Universalist Parish records, 1837-1944, held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00357 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 357], Harvard Divinity School.<br>  
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::*Record of marriages and baptisms performs by George Richards, 1845-1851, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1083429~S0 Mss A 5848, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Transcribed version by Michael Leclerc published as "Baptisms and marriages performed by George Richards of the Central Congregational Church in Boston, 1845-1851" in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 159 [2005]: 365-370.<br>
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::*Examining Committee, confessions of faith, 1842, part of the Aaron Hobart Papers, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1022331~S0 Mss 206, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
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::*The location of the original records is likely with the federated church.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is likely with the federated church.<br>
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::*The congregation worshipped at Congress Hall and Amory Hall from 1835 to 1838.<br>  
 
::*The congregation worshipped at Congress Hall and Amory Hall from 1835 to 1838.<br>  
::*The built the Marlboro Chapel on Washington Street in 1838.<br>  
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::*They built the Marlboro Chapel on Washington Street in 1838.<br>  
 
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:Notes:<br>  
 
::*The largest hall of the several in the new church held 2000 people.<br>  
 
::*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>  
 
::*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>  
 
::*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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::*The location of the original records are unknown, but likely to be with Grace Church Federated.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records are unknown, but likely to be with Grace Church Federated.<br>
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66. '''St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors''' or '''Free Church of St. Mary''' (for sailors), 1837-1878, 1891-bef. 1946.<br>  
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66. '''St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors''' or '''Free Church of St. Mary''' (for sailors), 1837-1878, 1891-1942.<br>  
  
 
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::*There is no explanation for the gap in the records below.<br>  
 
::*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>  
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::*St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1942, 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 (microfilm of the above records), {{FHL|262196|item|disp=FHL film 1289680 Items 5-7}}.<br>
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::*St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1903 (microfilm of the above records), {{FHL|262196|item|disp=FHL film 1289680 Items 5-7}}.<br>
  
 
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely to be with the church.<br>
 
::*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>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Originals of the microfilmed records below are at the School of Theology Library, Boston University.<br>  
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::*Originals of the microfilmed records below are at the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#boston-north-russell School of Theology Library, CAH CH-MA B6 R8], Boston University.<br>  
 
::*North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership records, 1837-1864, {{FHL|500045|item|disp=FHL film 1508912 Item 10}}.<br>
 
::*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>
 
::*The records were held by the Baptist Missionary Union per the 1885 survey.<br>
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:Records:<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>
 
::*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>
 
::*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>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely part of the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) descendancy.<br>
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83. '''Church of the Messiah''' [''Episcopal''], 1843-1923.<br>  
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83. '''Church of the Messiah''' [''Episcopal''], 1843-1928.<br>  
  
 
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*Baptisms (1847-1917), Marriages (1847-1910), and confirmations (1865-1905) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass.<br>
 
::*Baptisms (1847-1917), Marriages (1847-1910), and confirmations (1865-1905) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass.<br>
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::*Likely part of the [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082390~S0 Green Street Church (Boston, Mass.) records, Mss C 5645], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass.
 
::*Likely part of the [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082390~S0 Green Street Church (Boston, Mass.) records, Mss C 5645], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass.
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::*Baptisms (1844-1926), marriages (1844-1939), and confirmations (1851-1956) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass. All records after 1930 closed to the public.<br>
 
::*Baptisms (1844-1926), marriages (1844-1939), and confirmations (1851-1956) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass. All records after 1930 closed to the public.<br>
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94. '''St. Stephen's Chapel of the Mission to the Poor''', 1844-1875.<br>
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::*The mission was on Purchase Street.<br>
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::*The Mission records, 1844-1875, are held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Library and Archives], Boston.<br>
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95. '''St. John's Episcopal Church''', 1845-1979.<br>
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::*The church was at 80 Lexington Street, East Boston.<br>
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::*This church building is now [2011] the East Boston Headstart, [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_John%27s_Church,_East_Boston,_MA_-_April_2011.jpg see image].<br>
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::*St. John's Church records, 1845-1979, held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Library and Archives], Boston.<br>
  
 
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94. '''Union Baptist Church''', 1845-1863.<br>  
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::*''A history of the Union Baptist Church, Boston&nbsp;: the declaration of faith, the Church covenant, and list of members'' (Boston, 1857), 32 pp.<br>No digital copy available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35647700 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''A history of the Union Baptist Church, Boston&nbsp;: the declaration of faith, the Church covenant, and list of members'' (Boston, 1857), 32 pp.<br>No digital copy available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35647700 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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95. '''Church of the Saviour''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1863.<br>  
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96. '''Broadway Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-bef.1870.<br>  
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98. '''Broadway Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-bef.1870.<br>  
  
 
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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97. '''Payson Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1860.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*The original records of the church have not been located, but like were given to the merged church.<br>
 
::*The original records of the church have not been located, but like were given to the merged church.<br>
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98. '''Boston Baptist Bethel''', 1845-1921.<br>  
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99. '''South Universalist Society''', 1845-ca. 1855.<br>  
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100. '''Universalist Free Church''', 1845-ca. 1848.<br>  
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101. '''Seamen's Chapel''' [''Episcopal''], 1845-bef. 1870.<br>  
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102. '''Suffolk Street Union Church''' and soon after the '''Shawmut Avenue Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1954.<br>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>  
 
::*Park Street Church records, 1804-1976, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bpsc Congregational Library, RG 1284], Boston, include a few records from the Shawmut Avenue Church, 1876-1954.<br>
 
::*Park Street Church records, 1804-1976, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bpsc Congregational Library, RG 1284], Boston, include a few records from the Shawmut Avenue Church, 1876-1954.<br>
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103. '''Indiana Street Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1856.<br>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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104. '''Twenty-Eighth Congregational Church''', 1846-1888.<br>  
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105. '''First Presbyterian Church''', 1846-1932.<br>  
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106. '''First Independent Irish Protestant Church''', 1846-1848.<br>  
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108. '''First Independent Irish Protestant Church''', 1846-1848.<br>  
  
 
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[NOTE: This section will be worked on at a later point to fill in the above and hopefully to add the churches after 1846.]  
 
[NOTE: This section will be worked on at a later point to fill in the above and hopefully to add the churches after 1846.]  
  
=== Boston Massachusetts Town records  ===
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The records for the town of Boston, '''1630 to 1822''', are mostly with the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department] at the central library. Miscellaneous early records may be found in other local repositories as well. The call numbers are found within '''square brackets'''.<br>
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The records for the town of Boston, '''1630 to 1822''', are mostly with the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department] at the central library. Miscellaneous early records may be found in other local repositories as well. The call numbers are found within '''square brackets'''.
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<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.7]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.7]</center>  
 
<br> These records are in seven bound volumes. They are not in the catalog, but there is a finding aid in the department.<br>  
 
<br> These records are in seven bound volumes. They are not in the catalog, but there is a finding aid in the department.<br>  
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:#1759-1764: Petitions, accounts, leases, reports, bills, lists, accounts (esp. of 1760 fire damage), agreements, smallpox of 1764, etc.; about 350 individual documents.<br>  
 
:#1759-1764: Petitions, accounts, leases, reports, bills, lists, accounts (esp. of 1760 fire damage), agreements, smallpox of 1764, etc.; about 350 individual documents.<br>  
 
:#1765-1776: Accounts, bills, petitions, reports, receipts, warnings out, lists, letters, etc.; over 375 individual documents.<br>
 
:#1765-1776: Accounts, bills, petitions, reports, receipts, warnings out, lists, letters, etc.; over 375 individual documents.<br>
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<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.Bos.11]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.Bos.11]</center>  
 
<br> Loose papers, 1686, 1709/10-1767, 1 box, chronologically arranged, bulk after 1733, miscellaneous town records coming before the selectmen - calendar of contents in Department.<br><br>These papers, folded and tied or sealed and kept in several large boxes, were discovered at the Old City Hall around the time of the opening of the New City Hall, ca. 1970. They had been stored in the basement undisturbed since the 1830s. They were brought to the Boston Public Library but forgotten again until late 1983, when they attracted a research librarian's attention and were assigned to the Rare Book Department.<br>  
 
<br> Loose papers, 1686, 1709/10-1767, 1 box, chronologically arranged, bulk after 1733, miscellaneous town records coming before the selectmen - calendar of contents in Department.<br><br>These papers, folded and tied or sealed and kept in several large boxes, were discovered at the Old City Hall around the time of the opening of the New City Hall, ca. 1970. They had been stored in the basement undisturbed since the 1830s. They were brought to the Boston Public Library but forgotten again until late 1983, when they attracted a research librarian's attention and were assigned to the Rare Book Department.<br>  
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<center>'''Boston Town Records'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.1]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Town Records'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.1]</center>  
 
<br> This collection has no finding aid. It was microfilmed in 1941 and previously published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series listed below. There are ten bound volumes:<br>  
 
<br> This collection has no finding aid. It was microfilmed in 1941 and previously published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series listed below. There are ten bound volumes:<br>  
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Bylaws and town orders, 1786, 1801, and 1818, along with a cattle book (1693), immigrants book (1763-1769), and port receipts (1773-1775) held by the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
Bylaws and town orders, 1786, 1801, and 1818, along with a cattle book (1693), immigrants book (1763-1769), and port receipts (1773-1775) held by the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
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<center>'''Boston Selectmen's Minutes'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.3]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Selectmen's Minutes'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.3]</center>  
 
<br> This collection is in 23 bound volumes covering 1701 to 1822. It was published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series listed below.<br>  
 
<br> This collection is in 23 bound volumes covering 1701 to 1822. It was published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series listed below.<br>  
  
 
Miscellaneous papers, 1634-1813, found at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
Miscellaneous papers, 1634-1813, found at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
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<br> The first is the original disbound volume that was encapsulated in tissue paper and rebound. The second is a copy of the first on vellum pages. This record of land holdings of the residents of Boston was undated but very likely compiled in the summer of 1652. Though not the official record of deeds, it establishes the ownership of land at this time when the original deeds only reach back to 1640 with some gaps. It was published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series, v. 2, listed below.<br>  
 
<br> The first is the original disbound volume that was encapsulated in tissue paper and rebound. The second is a copy of the first on vellum pages. This record of land holdings of the residents of Boston was undated but very likely compiled in the summer of 1652. Though not the official record of deeds, it establishes the ownership of land at this time when the original deeds only reach back to 1640 with some gaps. It was published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series, v. 2, listed below.<br>  
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<center>'''Boston Tax and Assessor's Records'''<br>[no call number]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Tax and Assessor's Records'''<br>[no call number]</center>  
 
<br> The tax records before 1782 were destroyed by fire except for 1673-1698 [original at BPL, Ms.Bos.5 and Ms.q.Bos.5; published in BRC, v. 1]. This collection was microfilmed by the library in 2002. As part of the collection, there are "Directions for Assessing Taxes" - 1860, etc., printed for every ten years (but from what source?).<br>  
 
<br> The tax records before 1782 were destroyed by fire except for 1673-1698 [original at BPL, Ms.Bos.5 and Ms.q.Bos.5; published in BRC, v. 1]. This collection was microfilmed by the library in 2002. As part of the collection, there are "Directions for Assessing Taxes" - 1860, etc., printed for every ten years (but from what source?).<br>  
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The complete Taking books for 1780 were published in the ''Bostonian Society Publications'', 9: 9, 137. Notable but exclusively missing records are:<br>  
 
The complete Taking books for 1780 were published in the ''Bostonian Society Publications'', 9: 9, 137. Notable but exclusively missing records are:<br>  
  
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:1687 - Boston tax list, division 4, 1687, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071702~S0 Mss C 1032, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with digital image.<br>
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:1780 - Assessments and accounts for certain wards [''i.e. 4-8, 10, 12''], Boston, Mass., 1780, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071703~S0 Mss C 1024, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
 
:1782-1783 - Taking books complete (3 vols.), tax books (2 vols. - tax abatement book, 1782, Ms.B.10.2 (10)), also "Selectman" valuation book 10, 1783 [Ms.Qto.6014].<br>  
 
:1782-1783 - Taking books complete (3 vols.), tax books (2 vols. - tax abatement book, 1782, Ms.B.10.2 (10)), also "Selectman" valuation book 10, 1783 [Ms.Qto.6014].<br>  
:1785 - Taking book Ward 12 at Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>Taking Book Ward 5 and 6 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
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:1784 - Return made on form provided to the Assessors of the Town of Boston by John Kneeland, Jr., and John Ballard, 1784, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=4341,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1276]; Property return lists of Samuel Blodgett and Robert Rogerson made to the Assessors of the Town of Boston, 1784, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=4342,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1277].<br>
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:1785 - Ward 12 taking book, 1785, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=105430 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. S-265].<br>Taking Book Ward 5 and 6 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
:1786 - Taking books Wards 6 and 11 only.<br>Taking Books Wards 2, 4, 5, and 9 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
:1786 - Taking books Wards 6 and 11 only.<br>Taking Books Wards 2, 4, 5, and 9 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
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:1794 - Houses in Boston, 3 Sept. 1794, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071700~S0 Mss C 1003, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 
:1795 - Taking books Wards 1-5 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
:1795 - Taking books Wards 1-5 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
:1803 - Transfer books only.<br>  
 
:1803 - Transfer books only.<br>  
 
:1809 - missing Taking books for Wards 5-8.<br>  
 
:1809 - missing Taking books for Wards 5-8.<br>  
 
:1820 - Taking Book without the Neck at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
 
:1820 - Taking Book without the Neck at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, Indentures, 1734-1805, 6v. [Ms.Bos.W1(5)]<br>Together with photocopy of Lawrence W. Towner, "The Indentures of Boston's Poor Apprentices, 1734-1805" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 43, Transactions, 1956-1963, p. 417-468 (text part up to p. 434 is [http://www.primaryresearch.org/ootp_pdf/towner.pdf online]).<br>Microfilm of the original records at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, Indentures, 1734-1805, 6v. [Ms.Bos.W1(5)]<br>Together with photocopy of Lawrence W. Towner, "The Indentures of Boston's Poor Apprentices, 1734-1805" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 43, Transactions, 1956-1963, p. 417-468 (text part up to p. 434 is [http://www.primaryresearch.org/ootp_pdf/towner.pdf online]).<br>Microfilm of the original records at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, records, 1792-1853. [Ms.qBos.W1(2)]<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, records, 1792-1853. [Ms.qBos.W1(2)]<br>  
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:*Overseers of the Poor, register of gaol paupers, 1806-1816. [Ms.fAm.2323]<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, register of gaol paupers, 1806-1816. [Ms.fAm.2323]<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, loose papers, 171?-1874. [Ms.Bos.W2]<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, loose papers, 171?-1874. [Ms.Bos.W2]<br>  
:*Overseers of the Poor, records held by the [http://www.masshist.org/ Massachusetts Historical Society] but not reflected in their online catalog.<br>Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, eds., ''The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor'' (Boston, 2007), being part of the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 69, 1041 pp.<br>Note: This book transcribes the records of the overseer held by MHS only, so to be comprehensive, check the records at the Boston Public Library above.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85776590 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1474297|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 69}}.<br>
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:*Inspector of the Poor, report, 26 Sept. 1711, describing health, living conditions, and apparent character of about twenty Boston residents, held by [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1073644~S0 Mss C 5145, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Boston Overseers of the Poor records, 1733-1925, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=20577 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1879], also microfilmed as P-368 with an [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0144 online guide] to this edition.<br>Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, eds., ''The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor'' (Boston, 2007), being part of the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 69, 1041 pp.<br>Note: This book transcribes the records of the overseer held by MHS only, so to be comprehensive, check the records at the Boston Public Library above.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85776590 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1474297|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 69}}.<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1755-1756, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=6398,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1565].<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor, December 9, 1777, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=6400,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1567]<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1777-1779, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=6399,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1566].<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor for the City of Boston, 1803-1877, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=detailsG.IDC,SPECIFIC=12967,DATABASE=GROUP, The Bostonian Society, MS0070].<br>
  
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:*Peter C. Holloran, ''Boston's Waywards Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930'' (Boston, 1989; rep. 1994), 330 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18814744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|569231|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 J3h}}.<br>
 
:*Peter C. Holloran, ''Boston's Waywards Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930'' (Boston, 1989; rep. 1994), 330 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18814744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|569231|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 J3h}}.<br>
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:*[http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=378&catid=68&Itemid=106 PrimaryResearch].<br>
 
:*[http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=378&catid=68&Itemid=106 PrimaryResearch].<br>
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:*Bonds, 1679-1700, For security against strangers (1v., ca. 100p.), includes list of French people admitted to the colony. [Ms.qBos.679.1]<br>  
 
:*Bonds, 1679-1700, For security against strangers (1v., ca. 100p.), includes list of French people admitted to the colony. [Ms.qBos.679.1]<br>  
 
:*Bonds, 1749-1807, Collector's bonds from the treasurer or selectmen, no index. [Ms.Bos.749B folio]  
 
:*Bonds, 1749-1807, Collector's bonds from the treasurer or selectmen, no index. [Ms.Bos.749B folio]  
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:*Names of heads of families, n.d. [Ms.B.10.2(4)]<br>Being the number with small pox, number in the natural way, died, by inoculation, died, strangers, now sick, removed, and exposed - copy, not original, likely recording an event from the mid-1700s.<br>  
 
:*Names of heads of families, n.d. [Ms.B.10.2(4)]<br>Being the number with small pox, number in the natural way, died, by inoculation, died, strangers, now sick, removed, and exposed - copy, not original, likely recording an event from the mid-1700s.<br>  
 
:*Original papers, 1634-1734, 2v., uncataloged. [Ms.f.Bos.9]<br>Contemporary copies of town records, county deeds, and county court records along with original deeds, petitions, requests, bills, reports, etc. brought before the town meeting or selectmen some with signatures and seals, and notes used for said meetings; v. 1 index in back and v. 2 index in front.<br>  
 
:*Original papers, 1634-1734, 2v., uncataloged. [Ms.f.Bos.9]<br>Contemporary copies of town records, county deeds, and county court records along with original deeds, petitions, requests, bills, reports, etc. brought before the town meeting or selectmen some with signatures and seals, and notes used for said meetings; v. 1 index in back and v. 2 index in front.<br>  
:*Treasurer's accounts, 1688-1691/2. [Ms.Bos.Tr.1.Folio]<br>Miscellaneous records, 1785-1821 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:*Treasurer's accounts, 1688-1691/2. [Ms.Bos.Tr.1.Folio]<br>  
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:*[Children between the ages of 4 and 7 years who do or do not receive instruction, Boston, Mass.], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071737~S0 Mss C 1022, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Vote, 11 Mar. 1727, and petition, 24 June 1729, concerning a town granary, Boston, Mass., [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071712~S0 Mss C 1027, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Town of Boston, Mass., papers, 1780-1785, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1076581~S0 Mss C 3235, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*A list of subscribers for supplying the town treasury, Boston, 3 July 1780, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071719~S0 Mss C 1042, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Subscriptions for the Boston almshouse, 11 Apr. 1781, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067083~S0 Mss C 87, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with online image.<br>
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:*List of men belonging to Engine No. 2, 16 June 1780, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1064694~S0 Mss C 100, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with image ($).<br>
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:*[Abatements on account of loss by fire, Wards 10 and 11, Boston, Mass., August 1794], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071711~S0 Mss C 1023, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
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:*Records for Hose Company No. 3, 1870-1875, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082388~S0 Mss A 5389, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Proceedings of the Committee on Necklands, 1823-1829, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1064421~S0 Mss A 1117, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Miscellaneous records, 1785-1821 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:*Boston Warnings out, 1763-1779, and other towns, see the [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Adlow_Collection|Adlow Collection]].<br><br>
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<br>[[Image:A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg|thumb|right|280px|A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg]] 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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<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>  
  
 
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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Below is a description of each record volume, year published (with other editions), contents, and a link to a free digital version of the book. The title started out as [''report number''] ''Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' and by the sixth volume the title was simply ''A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' usually followed by the subject of that volume. '''This is the verbatim publication of the Boston town records to 1822'''.<br>  
 
Below is a description of each record volume, year published (with other editions), contents, and a link to a free digital version of the book. The title started out as [''report number''] ''Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' and by the sixth volume the title was simply ''A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' usually followed by the subject of that volume. '''This is the verbatim publication of the Boston town records to 1822'''.<br>  
  
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:*Brigitte Burkett, ''Genealogical Data Extracted from the Boston Selectmen's Minutes 1736-1775'' (Bowie, Md., 1993), ii, 486 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30686153 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|664043|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 N2b}}.<br>  
 
:*Brigitte Burkett, ''Genealogical Data Extracted from the Boston Selectmen's Minutes 1736-1775'' (Bowie, Md., 1993), ii, 486 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30686153 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|664043|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 N2b}}.<br>  
 
:*Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, ''Boston Taxpayers in 1821'' (Camden, Me., 1988), 256 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18281246 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|632825|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 R4b}} with digital link.<br>
 
:*Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, ''Boston Taxpayers in 1821'' (Camden, Me., 1988), 256 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18281246 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|632825|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 R4b}} with digital link.<br>
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=== City records  ===
 
 
=== Boston Massachusetts City records  ===
 
  
 
Boston was incorporated as a city on 4 Mar. 1822. The original Boston City Charter is held by the Massachusetts State Archives under the records for Statute 1822, Chapter 10, in flat case, on parchment (4pp.). A photocopy of this records is with the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [xxb6200A.135]<br>  
 
Boston was incorporated as a city on 4 Mar. 1822. The original Boston City Charter is held by the Massachusetts State Archives under the records for Statute 1822, Chapter 10, in flat case, on parchment (4pp.). A photocopy of this records is with the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [xxb6200A.135]<br>  
  
 
The records of each department is held in the department unless they transferred their older records to the City Archives. For a list of all stored records, see the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/ City Archives guide]. Below is a sampling of records held by the archives with occasional references to material held elsewhere as noted. For a listing of officials and employees, 1905-1937, see the [http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/officials-and-employees-1905-1937/ online published reports].<br>  
 
The records of each department is held in the department unless they transferred their older records to the City Archives. For a list of all stored records, see the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/ City Archives guide]. Below is a sampling of records held by the archives with occasional references to material held elsewhere as noted. For a listing of officials and employees, 1905-1937, see the [http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/officials-and-employees-1905-1937/ online published reports].<br>  
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Section 15 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821, “An Act Establishing the City of Boston,” provided the City Council with the power to assess taxes. The same section provided for the election by the City Council, Mayor and Alderman, or by the citizens of Assessors and Assistant Assessors. Prior to 1854, the Assessors were located within the Treasury Department. Assessors, as well as, Assistant Assessors were chosen by concurrent vote of the City Council until 1885. In 1885, the power to appoint Assessors was transferred to the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. Chapter 93 of the Special Acts of 1918 reorganized the Assessing Department and created a Board of three Assessors appointed by the Mayor and subject to his removal.<br>  
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<br> Section 15 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821, “An Act Establishing the City of Boston,” provided the City Council with the power to assess taxes. The same section provided for the election by the City Council, Mayor and Alderman, or by the citizens of Assessors and Assistant Assessors. Prior to 1854, the Assessors were located within the Treasury Department. Assessors, as well as, Assistant Assessors were chosen by concurrent vote of the City Council until 1885. In 1885, the power to appoint Assessors was transferred to the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. Chapter 93 of the Special Acts of 1918 reorganized the Assessing Department and created a Board of three Assessors appointed by the Mayor and subject to his removal.<br>  
  
 
The Assessing Department operates under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Assessing and is divided into three programs: Tax Administration, Valuation, and Abatement. The Department determines the fair cash value and classification of all real and personal property located in the city. The department maintains official maps, property description data, ownership records and assessment, abatement and exemption records.<br>  
 
The Assessing Department operates under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Assessing and is divided into three programs: Tax Administration, Valuation, and Abatement. The Department determines the fair cash value and classification of all real and personal property located in the city. The department maintains official maps, property description data, ownership records and assessment, abatement and exemption records.<br>  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-tax-lists-1826-1865/ Boston Tax Lists, 1826-1865], published lists.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-tax-lists-1826-1865/ Boston Tax Lists, 1826-1865], published lists.<br>
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The first mention of a Town Recorder is the following action of the Selectmen, July 5, 1641: “Our brother John Oliver (a selectman) is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and to keep the Towne’s booke.” From 1693 to 1822, the custodian of the Town records was called the Town Clerk. Section 10 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 stated that the City Clerk shall have all the powers, and perform all the duties belonging to the Town Clerk of the Town of Boston.<br>  
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<br> The first mention of a Town Recorder is the following action of the Selectmen, July 5, 1641: “Our brother John Oliver (a selectman) is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and to keep the Towne’s booke.” From 1693 to 1822, the custodian of the Town records was called the Town Clerk. Section 10 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 stated that the City Clerk shall have all the powers, and perform all the duties belonging to the Town Clerk of the Town of Boston.<br>  
  
 
As provided by the City Charter, the City Clerk of Boston is elected by the City Council for a term of three years. The Office of the Clerk, under the direction of the City Clerk, accepts, files, records, and maintains all municipal records. The City Clerk publishes the agenda for all City Council meetings, records all Council and related Mayor actions, and edits and compiles the minutes of Council meetings. The Department also maintains the City Council document system database and publishes, on a yearly basis, all ordinances and amended codes. The City Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Archives Commission.<br>  
 
As provided by the City Charter, the City Clerk of Boston is elected by the City Council for a term of three years. The Office of the Clerk, under the direction of the City Clerk, accepts, files, records, and maintains all municipal records. The City Clerk publishes the agenda for all City Council meetings, records all Council and related Mayor actions, and edits and compiles the minutes of Council meetings. The Department also maintains the City Council document system database and publishes, on a yearly basis, all ordinances and amended codes. The City Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Archives Commission.<br>  
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*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/dbasearch/ Boston City Business Registration (DBA database)].<br>  
 
*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/dbasearch/ Boston City Business Registration (DBA database)].<br>  
 
*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/citycouncil/ Boston City Council, June 2001-present].<br>
 
*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/citycouncil/ Boston City Council, June 2001-present].<br>
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The City Charter (Chapter 121 of the Acts of 1821) established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, "the City Council.” The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.<br>  
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<br> The City Charter (Chapter 121 of the Acts of 1821) established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, "the City Council.” The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.<br>  
  
 
Powers related to the administration of the Police were transferred to the Board of Police Commissioners by Chapter 244 of the Acts of 1878. Chapter 266 of the Acts of 1885, an act to amend the charter of the City of Boston, transferred to the Mayor the power to appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen, all officers and boards elected by the City Council or Board of Aldermen, and all offices that may be established in the future. All executive powers vested in the Board of Aldermen were transferred to the Mayor to be exercised through the several officers and boards of the City in their respective departments, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor.<br>  
 
Powers related to the administration of the Police were transferred to the Board of Police Commissioners by Chapter 244 of the Acts of 1878. Chapter 266 of the Acts of 1885, an act to amend the charter of the City of Boston, transferred to the Mayor the power to appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen, all officers and boards elected by the City Council or Board of Aldermen, and all offices that may be established in the future. All executive powers vested in the Board of Aldermen were transferred to the Mayor to be exercised through the several officers and boards of the City in their respective departments, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor.<br>  
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*United States Census, 1830, 1 volume. [0100.012]<br>United States Census of Boston presented to the City Council to be kept for public inspection in the City Council room.<br>  
 
*United States Census, 1830, 1 volume. [0100.012]<br>United States Census of Boston presented to the City Council to be kept for public inspection in the City Council room.<br>  
 
*Committee on Alien Passengers records, 1847-1848, 3 document cases. [0140.011]<br>Records of the Joint Committee on Alien Passengers, 1847-1848. Includes minutes, petitions and memorials, Inspector of Alien Passengers correspondence and reports, and Deer Island Hospital administrative records. There is an [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20City%20Council%20Joint%20Committee%20on%20Alien%20Passengers%20records_tcm3-30019.pdf online guide to records].<br>
 
*Committee on Alien Passengers records, 1847-1848, 3 document cases. [0140.011]<br>Records of the Joint Committee on Alien Passengers, 1847-1848. Includes minutes, petitions and memorials, Inspector of Alien Passengers correspondence and reports, and Deer Island Hospital administrative records. There is an [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20City%20Council%20Joint%20Committee%20on%20Alien%20Passengers%20records_tcm3-30019.pdf online guide to records].<br>
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The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May of 1874 and was succeeded July 1, 1895 by the Board of Election Commissioners. This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and fixing the days and hours for holding the same. The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term beginning on the 1st of April. The two leading political parties must be equally represented on the Board and the Chairman is designated annually by the Mayor.<br>  
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<br> The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May of 1874 and was succeeded July 1, 1895 by the Board of Election Commissioners. This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and fixing the days and hours for holding the same. The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term beginning on the 1st of April. The two leading political parties must be equally represented on the Board and the Chairman is designated annually by the Mayor.<br>  
  
 
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1941-1950/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1941-1950], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>  
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1941-1950/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1941-1950], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>  
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1951-1960/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1951-1960], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1951-1960/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1951-1960], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>
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The origins of the Boston Fire Department date back to 1678 with the establishment of the first engine company and the receipt of the first hand fire engine in North America. The Board of Fire Wards was established on February 1, 1711. Prominent men were chosen as Fire Wards and were responsible for the operation and maintenance of the equipment assigned to their ward. Chapter 52 of the Acts of 1825, "An Act Establishing a Fire Department in the City of Boston and an Ordinance for the preventing and extinguishing of fires and establishing a fire department" went into full operation in April of 1826. With this legislation, the Board of Fire Wards was dissolved. All records and property belonging to the city were transferred to the Chief Engineer in May of 1826.<br>  
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<br> The origins of the Boston Fire Department date back to 1678 with the establishment of the first engine company and the receipt of the first hand fire engine in North America. The Board of Fire Wards was established on February 1, 1711. Prominent men were chosen as Fire Wards and were responsible for the operation and maintenance of the equipment assigned to their ward. Chapter 52 of the Acts of 1825, "An Act Establishing a Fire Department in the City of Boston and an Ordinance for the preventing and extinguishing of fires and establishing a fire department" went into full operation in April of 1826. With this legislation, the Board of Fire Wards was dissolved. All records and property belonging to the city were transferred to the Chief Engineer in May of 1826.<br>  
  
 
By the reorganization in 1837, the Fire Department changed from a partially volunteer to a paid fire department. On June 16, 1851, the City Council passed an order to erect a system of telegraphic fire alarms and the first regular alarm on the new system was received on April 29, 1852. On January 1, 1859, two new steam engines were put in service replacing two hand engines. On October 24, 1873, the City Council passed an ordinance creating a Board of Fire Commissioners to oversee the department. Section 9 of Chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895, an act to amend the City Charter, abolished the Board of Fire Commissioners and placed the Department under the charge of one Fire Commissioner. The Chief Engineer serves as the Executive Officer of the Commissioner and directs the work of the members of the Department.<br>  
 
By the reorganization in 1837, the Fire Department changed from a partially volunteer to a paid fire department. On June 16, 1851, the City Council passed an order to erect a system of telegraphic fire alarms and the first regular alarm on the new system was received on April 29, 1852. On January 1, 1859, two new steam engines were put in service replacing two hand engines. On October 24, 1873, the City Council passed an ordinance creating a Board of Fire Commissioners to oversee the department. Section 9 of Chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895, an act to amend the City Charter, abolished the Board of Fire Commissioners and placed the Department under the charge of one Fire Commissioner. The Chief Engineer serves as the Executive Officer of the Commissioner and directs the work of the members of the Department.<br>  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-fire-department-reports-1870-1990/ Boston Fire Department Reports, 1870-1990] digitized reports.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-fire-department-reports-1870-1990/ Boston Fire Department Reports, 1870-1990] digitized reports.<br>
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Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1761-1762 established a watch for the safety and better securing the good order of the Town of Boston. Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 vested in the Mayor and Aldermen the administration of the police formerly exercised by the Selectmen. Chapter 123 of the Acts of 1838 granted the Mayor and Aldermen the power to appoint police officers with all or any of the powers of the constables except the power of serving and executing any civil process.<br>  
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*[http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/ Boston Fire Historical Society]<br>Email: [mailto:mail@bostonfirehistory.org mail@bostonfirehistory.org]<br>This unofficial website has an amazing amount of information and well worth visiting. Those people with ancestors who worked for the department will find the [http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/bfdlistofemployees.html list of employees] for 1888, 1905-1919, and every odd year to 1937 helpful.<br>
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<br> Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1761-1762 established a watch for the safety and better securing the good order of the Town of Boston. Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 vested in the Mayor and Aldermen the administration of the police formerly exercised by the Selectmen. Chapter 123 of the Acts of 1838 granted the Mayor and Aldermen the power to appoint police officers with all or any of the powers of the constables except the power of serving and executing any civil process.<br>  
  
 
Chapter 354 of the Acts of 1853 authorized and empowered the City Council to consolidate the Watch and Police Departments into one department. This act was accepted by the City Council on June 2, 1853. A new organization of the Police Department under the authority of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen took effect on May 26, 1854. The two departments were formally united by Ordinance passed May 19, 1855.<br>  
 
Chapter 354 of the Acts of 1853 authorized and empowered the City Council to consolidate the Watch and Police Departments into one department. This act was accepted by the City Council on June 2, 1853. A new organization of the Police Department under the authority of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen took effect on May 26, 1854. The two departments were formally united by Ordinance passed May 19, 1855.<br>  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-police-department-reports-1885-2000/ Boston Police Department Reports, 1885-2000], published reports.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-police-department-reports-1885-2000/ Boston Police Department Reports, 1885-2000], published reports.<br>
<center>[[Boston, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br> <center>'''School Department'''</center><br>[http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/school.asp Collection 0400]<br>  
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*Boston Police Records Manager &amp; Archivist<br>1555 Hyde Park Avenue<br>Hyde Park MA 02136-2486<br>Telephone: 617-343-5166<br>Email: [mailto:SullivanMar.bpd@cityofboston.gov SullivanMar.bpd@cityofboston.gov]<br>No website<br>Holdings include personnel information on individuals who were employed as Boston police officers (bulk dates 1878-1961). The information in any given file might include: date of appointment; transfers; promotions; rewards, awards, and/or medals received; date of retirement of death, etc.<br>  
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*Read a brief [http://www.bpdnews.com/about/history/ History of the Boston Police Department] online.<br>
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*George H. McCaffrey, [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1132827 "The Boston Police Department"] in the ''Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology'', 2 [1912]: 672-690.<br>
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<center>'''School Department''' <br>[http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/school.asp Collection 0400]</center>  
 
In 1789, the General Court of the Colony granted authority to “trust to appoint School Committees for the control of the Schools.” In accordance with the provisions of this act, the first School Committee for Boston was chosen October 20, 1789, “to exercise all the Powers relating to the Schools and School Masters, which the Selectmen or such Committees are authorized by the Laws of this Commonwealth on the Votes of this Town to exercise.” Under the reorganized plan of 1789, the public schools of Boston were administered by a committee consisting of twenty-one members, nine selectmen and one member from each of the twelve wards. For administrative purposes, the Board of twenty-one members was divided into various sub-committees. Sub-committees included a visiting committee, a committee to fill vacancies in the teaching staff and an examining committee.<br>  
 
In 1789, the General Court of the Colony granted authority to “trust to appoint School Committees for the control of the Schools.” In accordance with the provisions of this act, the first School Committee for Boston was chosen October 20, 1789, “to exercise all the Powers relating to the Schools and School Masters, which the Selectmen or such Committees are authorized by the Laws of this Commonwealth on the Votes of this Town to exercise.” Under the reorganized plan of 1789, the public schools of Boston were administered by a committee consisting of twenty-one members, nine selectmen and one member from each of the twelve wards. For administrative purposes, the Board of twenty-one members was divided into various sub-committees. Sub-committees included a visiting committee, a committee to fill vacancies in the teaching staff and an examining committee.<br>  
  
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*Student records, circa 1847-1990, 317 volumes, 134 record cartons, 156 card file boxes, 124 document cases, 38 file cabinets and 7 microfilm drawers. [0420.001]<br>Student transcripts, office record cards and attendance records of primarily closed Boston Public Schools. Includes records of the following high schools and programs: Boston Technical High School/Mechanic Arts High School, pre-1952 only; Boston Trade School for Boys, pre 1929 only; Brandeis Vocational High School; Charlestown High School, pre-1917 only; High School of Commerce; Dorchester High School, pre-1946 only; Evening High and Trade Schools, pre-1978 only; Girls' High School; Girls' Trade High School; High School of Practical Arts; (Old) Roxbury High School; (New) Roxbury High School; Roxbury Memorial High Schools for Boys and Girls; South End Vocational School; Vocational High and Opportunity School; and Vocational Technical Institute. Also includes various elementary and middle schools.<br>  
 
*Student records, circa 1847-1990, 317 volumes, 134 record cartons, 156 card file boxes, 124 document cases, 38 file cabinets and 7 microfilm drawers. [0420.001]<br>Student transcripts, office record cards and attendance records of primarily closed Boston Public Schools. Includes records of the following high schools and programs: Boston Technical High School/Mechanic Arts High School, pre-1952 only; Boston Trade School for Boys, pre 1929 only; Brandeis Vocational High School; Charlestown High School, pre-1917 only; High School of Commerce; Dorchester High School, pre-1946 only; Evening High and Trade Schools, pre-1978 only; Girls' High School; Girls' Trade High School; High School of Practical Arts; (Old) Roxbury High School; (New) Roxbury High School; Roxbury Memorial High Schools for Boys and Girls; South End Vocational School; Vocational High and Opportunity School; and Vocational Technical Institute. Also includes various elementary and middle schools.<br>  
 
*School Committee, minutes, 1792-1905, 44v., index v. 14a, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.f.Bos.Sc.1]<br>
 
*School Committee, minutes, 1792-1905, 44v., index v. 14a, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.f.Bos.Sc.1]<br>
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]]</center><br> <center>'''Treasury Department'''<br>[http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/treasury.asp Collection 2400]</center><br>  
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The Collector-Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds of the City, of all monies, properties and securities placed in his charge by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest or deposit and pays all bills and demands against the City.<br>  
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<br> The Collector-Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds of the City, of all monies, properties and securities placed in his charge by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest or deposit and pays all bills and demands against the City.<br>  
  
 
The earlier treasurers were chosen by the Selectmen; from 1660-1690 the choice was made sometimes by the Selectmen, sometimes by the town meeting; afterwards by the latter only. Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1802 established the Treasurer of the Town of Boston as the Collector of taxes. Chapter 176 of the Acts of 1875 established a separate office of Collector. Said Collector received the powers previously possessed by the Treasurer as collector of taxes, and would also collect and receive all assessments, betterments, rates, dues and money payable on any account to the City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. The Collector was required to pay over to the Treasurer within twenty-four hours any and all money received by him.<br>  
 
The earlier treasurers were chosen by the Selectmen; from 1660-1690 the choice was made sometimes by the Selectmen, sometimes by the town meeting; afterwards by the latter only. Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1802 established the Treasurer of the Town of Boston as the Collector of taxes. Chapter 176 of the Acts of 1875 established a separate office of Collector. Said Collector received the powers previously possessed by the Treasurer as collector of taxes, and would also collect and receive all assessments, betterments, rates, dues and money payable on any account to the City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. The Collector was required to pay over to the Treasurer within twenty-four hours any and all money received by him.<br>  
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*Record of Emigrants landing, 1837-1847, 3 volumes. [2400.005]<br>Includes lists of vessels arriving and names of passengers.<br>
 
*Record of Emigrants landing, 1837-1847, 3 volumes. [2400.005]<br>Includes lists of vessels arriving and names of passengers.<br>
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<br> Collections donated to the City Archives or used for reference purposes. Includes records not created or maintained by city departments.<br>  
  
 
A partial list of the holdings:<br>  
 
A partial list of the holdings:<br>  
  
 
*Atlases, 1873-1938, 44 volumes. [9800.003]<br>
 
*Atlases, 1873-1938, 44 volumes. [9800.003]<br>
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== Boston Massachusetts Genealogy and History Resources ==
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A quick reference for early populations of Boston can be found in ''A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'', vol. 22, [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco22bost#page/n7/mode/2up iv-v]. A detailed study was published by Lemuel Shattuck, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845''] (Boston, 1846). A city census was taken in 1820, 1835, 1837, 1840, 1850, and 1855. Most of this data survives today.
  
This is a list derived from the microtext holdings of the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/BostonNewspapers.pdf Boston Public Library] and augmented with other sources. For more detailed information on the earliest newspapers, see ''Check-List of Boston Newspapers 1704-1780 by Mary Farwell Ayer With Bibliographical Notes by Albert Matthews'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1907) digitally on [http://archive.org/stream/checklistboston01mattgoog#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive] or {{FHL|127097|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 9 or film 844522 Item 1}} and the common offprint without the checklist Albert Matthews, ''Bibliographical Notes on Boston Newspapers 1704-1780'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1907) digitally on [http://books.google.com/books?id=XlavAAAAIAAJ Google Books]. The reprint book on [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49407591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; not at FHL.<br>
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It is common for a newspaper title to change over time and also to merge and separate from other newspapers. Be aware of that situation when using this chronological list. Every effort has been made to put obvious continued newspapers together. '''''Newspaper titles in bold italic''''' were published for over thirty (30) years. '''''NEWSPAPER TITLES IN BOLD ITALIC CAPS''''' were published for over seventy-five (75) years. If you want to find ANY title or foreign-language paper, use the search feature of our browser.<br>
 
 
 
Useful guide to early Boston newspapers:
 
 
 
:*Ogden Codman, ''Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800'' (Boston, 1968), 3 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27021 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|230790|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V4b or film 823596 Items 1-3}}.<br>
 
  
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*City census, 1820-1855, with an online guide, held by the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/guide%20to%20the%20city%20census%20records_tcm3-20688.pdf City of Boston Archives].<br>
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*Names of the inhabitants of the town of Boston in 1790 by Samuel Bradford, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082830~S0 Mss A 5550, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Transcribed version published in "Twenty-second report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, containing the statistics of the United States" Direct Tax of 1798, As Assessed on Boston; and the Names of the Inhabitants of Boston in 1790, As Collected for the First National Census" (1890): 443-511.<br>
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*Census of Boston Harbor Island and Chelsea, 1800, part of the Sewall-Shattuck Collection, 1638-1844, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1057803~S0 Spec. Col. 11 S 1-41, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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*Census of Boston for 1810, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1092759~S0 Mss C 5811, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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*[1810 census of Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067084~S0 Mss C 94, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with database ($).<br>
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*[Abstract of the 1825 Boston census], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1064613~S0 Mss C 95, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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This is a list derived from the microtext holdings of the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/BostonNewspapers.pdf Boston Public Library] and augmented with other sources. For more detailed information on the earliest newspapers, see ''Check-List of Boston Newspapers 1704-1780 by Mary Farwell Ayer With Bibliographical Notes by Albert Matthews'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1907) digitally on [http://archive.org/stream/checklistboston01mattgoog#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive] or {{FHL|127097|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 9 or film 844522 Item 1}} and the common offprint without the checklist Albert Matthews, ''Bibliographical Notes on Boston Newspapers 1704-1780'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1907) digitally on [http://books.google.com/books?id=XlavAAAAIAAJ Google Books]. The reprint book on [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49407591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; not at FHL.<br>  
  
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It is common for a newspaper title to change over time and also to merge and separate from other newspapers. Be aware of that situation when using this chronological list. Every effort has been made to put obvious continued newspapers together. '''''Newspaper titles in bold italic''''' were published for over thirty (30) years. '''''NEWSPAPER TITLES IN BOLD ITALIC CAPS''''' were published for over seventy-five (75) years. If you want to find ANY title or foreign-language paper, use the search feature of our browser.<br>  
  
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:*Andrew Pollock, ''Advertisement Index to the Boston Newsletter and Massachusetts Gazette'' (Duxbury, Mass., 1987), 674 pp. in 2 vols.; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/254746617 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] or [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1027026~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston; not at FHL.<br>
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:*''Index of Marriages in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel, 1784 to 1840'' (Boston, 1961), 4 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1182997 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|339281|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V22i v. # or fiche 6051397-6051400}}.<br>
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:*''Index of Obituaries in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel, 1784-1840'' (Boston, 1961), 5 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1830193 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|339308|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V42i or fiche 6051402-6051406}}.<br>
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:*James de T. Abajian, ''Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects'' (Boston, 1977), 3 vols., includes ''The Liberator'', 1848-1850.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2879442 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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:*[http://www1.websearchstudio.net/scripts/ws.dll?websearch&site=Zimmer Zimmer Index, 1878-1937], including obituaries, covered the ''Boston Globe'', ''Boston Herald'', and the ''Boston Post'', and to a lesser degree, the ''Boston Advertiser'', ''Boston Journal'', ''Boston Transcript'', and other non-Boston papers.<br>
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