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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Chelsea''' <br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Chelsea'''  
  
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=== Brief History  ===
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This area was settled by the Rumney Marsh Indians of the Pawtucket Tribe. English Capt. John Smith discovered it in 1614. Samuel Maverick settled here in 1624. Called Number Thirteen, it was annexed to Boston in 1634, where its earliest history lies. Rumney Marsh was divided among twenty-one citizens of Boston, but consolidated into seven farms by 1639. The village of Winnissimet grew up where the ferry linked it to Boston one and a half miles away (twenty miles by land). The northern part of Boston was set off as Chelsea in 1739. The last divisions were the northeast side was set off as North Chelsea in 1846 and shortly after the southern portion of this new town was set off as Winthrop in 1852.
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== Historical Data  ==
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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), 32. [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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<center>'''Associated names''' </center>
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Parts of Chelsea at one time were called Number Thirteen, Pullen Point, Rumney Marsh, and Winnissimet.
  
=== Brief History ===
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Village or section names include Bellingham, Forbes, Powser Horn Hill, and Prattville.
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<center>'''Border changes''' </center>
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| 10 Jan. 1739
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| Set off as the new town of Chelsea from parts of [[Boston, Massachusetts|Boston]] called Winnissimet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point or otherwise called Number Thirteen (except Noodle and Hog Islands) [Prov. Laws, 2: 969].
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| 22 Feb. 1841
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| Part annexed to Saugus.
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| 19 Mar. 1846
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| Northeast two-thirds set off as the new town of North Chelsea (later called [[Revere, Massachusetts|Revere]]).
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| 23 Mar. 1857
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| Chelsea incorporated as a city by act of 13 Mar. 1857.
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<div style="width:147%"><center>[[Chelsea, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>
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== Town Histories ==
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[[Image:{{MASufCheMap}}]]Works written on the town include:
  
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*''Roll of honor of the city of Chelsea, a list of the soldiers and sailors who served on the quota of Chelsea, in the great Civil War ...'' (Chelsea, Mass., 1880), 213 pp.<br>Biographies for each man listed.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/rollofhonorofcit01chel Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=iXfHAJH4LxIC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5766992 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|733717|item|disp=FHL fiche 6072002}}.<br>
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*Charles Bancroft Gillispie, ''The City of Chelsea, Massachusetts ... her history, her achievements, her opportunities'' (Chelsea, Mass., 1898), 203 pp.<br>No digital version available online (except through FHL, next).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41682701 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|634578|item|disp=FHL film 1698103 Item 3}} with digital link.<br>
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*Mellen Chamberlain, ''A Documentary History of Chelsea: including the Boston precincts of Winnisimmet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point, 1624-1824'' (Boston, 1908), 2 vols.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/documentaryhisto04cham v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/documentaryhisto02chamb v. 2]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=2z4OAAAAIAAJ&source=gbs_book_other_versions v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=4yYlAAAAMAAJ v. 2]), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17444 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60736121 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|34105|item|disp=FHL film 1035580 Item 4}}.<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea,_Massachusetts Chelsea Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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== Vital Records  ==
  
'''Adjacent towns: ''Suffolk Co.: '' [[Boston, Massachusetts|Boston]] | [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown (Boston)]] | [[Revere, Massachusetts|Revere]] | ''Middlesex Co.: '' [[Everett, Massachusetts|Everett]]'''  
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The town's vital records are available in many locations:
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<center>'''Original records''' </center>
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*[http://www.ci.chelsea.ma.us/Public_Documents/ChelseaMA_Clerk/index '''Chelsea City Clerk's Office''']<br>500 Broadway<br>Chelsea MA 02150<br>Phone 617-466-4050<br>
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*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, Vital records (1738-1904) and indexes (1887-1965) {{FHL|655559|item|disp=FHL films 482887 (first of 9}}; Births (1901-1964), Marriages (1900-1964), Intentions (1905-1965), Indexes to Births (1738-1965) and Intentions (1887-1965) {{FHL|51731|item|disp=FHL films 482242 (first of 23)}}; and Deaths (1850-1899) {{FHL|513202|item|disp=FHL film 482904}}.
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*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering vital records, 1655 [''sic'']-1850, on 30 fiche. NOT yet part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index
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*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841:<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ '''Massachusetts Archives''']<br>220 Morrissey Blvd.<br>Boston MA 02125<br>Phone 617-727-2816<br>Email [mailto:archives@sec.state.ma.us archives@sec.state.ma.us]<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/archrs/hrsidx.htm Hours and Directions]<br> See the [[Massachusetts Vital Records|online guide]] for more information.
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<center>'''Published records''' </center>
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*''Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1916).<br>This volume was microfilmed by the Family History Library, {{FHL|229521|item|disp=FHL film 874029 Item 1}} with digital link and in digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/vitalrecordschel00chel Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=mG7Ea8MOQMMC Googe Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48674913 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|229521|item|disp=FHL book 974.46/C1 V2b}} with digital link.<br>
  
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::This includes, in part, church records from the First Unitarian Society of Revere (C.R.1) and Evangelical Congregational Church of Revere (C.R.2). Deaths are included from Revere Cem. (G.R.1), Revere Cem. as compiled by Mellen Chamberalin in history (G.R. 1a), Garden Cem. (G.R.2), Woodlawn Cem (G.R.3), Winthrop Cem. (G.R.4), and John Tewksbury's sexton's record (P.R. 1).<br>
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== References  ==
  
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<center>'''Adjacent towns: ''Suffolk Co.: '' [[Boston, Massachusetts|Boston]] | [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown (Boston)]] | [[Revere, Massachusetts|Revere]] | ''Middlesex Co.: '' [[Everett, Massachusetts|Everett]]'''</center><br>
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Revision as of 15:52, 30 October 2012

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Brief History

This area was settled by the Rumney Marsh Indians of the Pawtucket Tribe. English Capt. John Smith discovered it in 1614. Samuel Maverick settled here in 1624. Called Number Thirteen, it was annexed to Boston in 1634, where its earliest history lies. Rumney Marsh was divided among twenty-one citizens of Boston, but consolidated into seven farms by 1639. The village of Winnissimet grew up where the ferry linked it to Boston one and a half miles away (twenty miles by land). The northern part of Boston was set off as Chelsea in 1739. The last divisions were the northeast side was set off as North Chelsea in 1846 and shortly after the southern portion of this new town was set off as Winthrop in 1852.

Historical Data

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

Associated names

Parts of Chelsea at one time were called Number Thirteen, Pullen Point, Rumney Marsh, and Winnissimet.

Village or section names include Bellingham, Forbes, Powser Horn Hill, and Prattville.

Border changes
Dates Events
10 Jan. 1739 Set off as the new town of Chelsea from parts of Boston called Winnissimet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point or otherwise called Number Thirteen (except Noodle and Hog Islands) [Prov. Laws, 2: 969].
22 Feb. 1841 Part annexed to Saugus.
19 Mar. 1846 Northeast two-thirds set off as the new town of North Chelsea (later called Revere).
23 Mar. 1857 Chelsea incorporated as a city by act of 13 Mar. 1857.
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Town Histories

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]]Works written on the town include:

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Vital Records

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

Original records
Published records
This includes, in part, church records from the First Unitarian Society of Revere (C.R.1) and Evangelical Congregational Church of Revere (C.R.2). Deaths are included from Revere Cem. (G.R.1), Revere Cem. as compiled by Mellen Chamberalin in history (G.R. 1a), Garden Cem. (G.R.2), Woodlawn Cem (G.R.3), Winthrop Cem. (G.R.4), and John Tewksbury's sexton's record (P.R. 1).
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References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 32. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997
Adjacent towns: Suffolk Co.: Boston | Charlestown (Boston) | Revere | Middlesex Co.: Everett