EXPLANATIONS

1. When places other than Dover and Massachusetts are named in the original records they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
3. The various spellis of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings.
4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marrige and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parenthese are used only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found ther—such as the birthplace of parents in late marriage records.

ABBREVIATIONS
a age min minutes
abt about MR Middlesex County record, East Cambridge
b born prob probably
ch child rec recorded
chn children s son
Co county Sr senior
d daughter; died; day w wife; week
Dea deacon wid widow
dup duplicate entry widr widower
h husband; hours y year
inf infant 1st first
int intention of marriage 2d second
Jr junior 3d third
m married; month

CHURCH RECORDS
CR1 First Parish
CR2 Baptist Church of Needham and Dover

CEMETERY RECORDS
GR Highland Cemetery

PRIVATE RECORDS
(Bibles, Family Records, Etc.)
PR1 From the Wilson Diary, now in the possession of Mrs. Lillian (Wilson) Bond
PR2 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Leonard Draper, of Dover
PR3 From family bible, now in the possession of George L. Howe, of Dover
PR4 From family record, in the possession of George L. Howe, of Dover
PR5 From Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Lillian (Wilson) Bond, of Dover
PR6 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) Smith
PR7 From Family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) Smith
PR8 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) Smith
PR9 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) Smith
PR10 From family record in the possession of Elbridge Mann
PR11 From family Bible, now in the possession of Elbridge Mann
PR12 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Emma Battelle Colburn
PR13 From family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Caroline Newell
PR14 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mr. George Battelle
PR15 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Jonathan Whiting
PR16 From Family Bible, now in the possession of Mr. George Ellis Chickering
PR17 From family Bible, now in the possession of George Ellis Chickering
PR18 From family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George Draper Everett
PR19 From family record in the possession of Mrs. Lillian (Wilson) Bond, of Dover


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