EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the orignal record; also to indicare the maiden name of a wife.
When places other than Tyngsborough and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. Double dating is used when in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original, and also whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined. In all records the original spelling of names is followed and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings.
The records of this town being very incomplete, the town clerk, Mr. Charles Butterfield, about 1843, made a house to house canvass to collect additional information, and the new material was incorporated in the records.

ABBREVIATIONS
a age inf infant
abt about int intention of marriage
b born jr junior
bef before m male; married; month
bp baptized rec recorded
bur buried s son
ch child sr senior
chn children TC town copy
Co county unm unmarried
d daughter; day; died w wife; week
Dea deacon wid widow
dup duplicate entry widr widower
h husband; hour y year

CHURCH RECORDS
CR Congregational Church records

CEMETERY RECORDS
GR1 Thompson Cemetery
GR2 Drake (Tyng) Cemetery
GR3 Fletcher private burying ground
GR4 Sherburne Cemetery, East Tyngsborough
GR5 Flint's Corner Cemetery
GR6 Gould private burying ground
GR7 Little Cemetery, South Nashua, NH

PRIVATE RECORDS
(Bibles, Family Records, Etc.)
PR1 Copy of Church record kept by Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR2 Copy of Samuel Kidder's Bible record, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR3 Copy of Butterfield family record, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR4 Copy of Kidder family record, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR5 Bancroft Bible now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR6 Copy of Haskell Butterfield's family record, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR7 Copy of Bible record of Mrs. Mary E. Bucknam of Woburn, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR8 Copy of Carkin Bible, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR9 Copy of Jacob Drake's Bible now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR10 Copy of Sumner Woodward's Bible, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR11 Copy of Cummings Bible record, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR12 Copy of Kidder Bible record, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR13 Copy of record of Philena Carkin of Concord, MA, now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft
PR14 Kendall Bible now in possession of Jonathan F. Bancroft


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