Collection: Boston Intentions of Marriage

Marriage Intention

Boston Intentions of Marriage 1752-1808

From it’s early history, Massachusetts has required couples to formerly file a marriage intention whenever they planned to marry. This specific data set contains all marriage intentions filed within the city of Boston Massachusetts during the years of 1752-1808. While most records within this data set contain references to white people, there are instances where “negro servants” “blacks” and “colored” marriage intentions were recorded. Each listing is an abstraction of the actual record, and usually contains the names of the couple and the date of filing the intention… in some instances a town is also included, when an individual did not reside in Boston.

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1805

Abraham Fernald & Nancy Tracy Jan. 1, 1805 James Thompson & Flora Nichols (blacks) Jan. 1, 1805 James Collings & Catharine Stoddard (blacks) Jan. 1, 1805 Peter Brigham & Dandridge Hunt Jan. 2, 1805 Dani^l Atwood & Elizabeth Sanderson Jan. 3, 1805 Eber Whitemore & Abigail Adams of Chelsea Jan. 18, 1805 Bela Clap & Elizabeth Gilbert of Westminster, W Jan. 22, 1805 Benjamin Eaton & Arabella Howard of Bridgwater Jan. 24, 1805 Hopestill Foster & Susan Sawyer Jan. 24, 1805 Isaac Mead of Charlestown & Alice Canton Jan. 24, 1805 Theophilus Lyon & Elizabeth Belcher of Quincy Jan. 24,

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1806

Freeman Foster of Brewster & Mehettable Low Jan. 1, 1806 Josiah Brown & Abigail Blood of Stow Jan. 2, 1806 John L. Roberts & Mary Waters, (blacks) Jan. 2, 1806 William Smith & Mary Allen, (blacks) Jan. 8, 1806 John Scammell & Catharine Powers Jan. 8, 1806 James Adams & Susannah Littlefield Jan. 11, 1806 Richard Reed & Eliza Wright of Groton Jan. 14, 1806 Antony Robinson & Judiah Bowen Jan. 15, 1806 Samuel Hammond & Susannah Ponan Jan. 15, 1806 James Robinson & Agathey Hatch of Pembroke Jan. 16, 1806 William Shurtliff & Sally Webber Jan. 20, 1806 Moses

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1807

Levi Willard & Eliza Jaine Norman (forbid) Jan. 1, 1807 Peter Bergen & Ann McCabe Jan. 5, 1807 Peter Bruno & Mary Egaud Jan. 6, 1807 Peter Brown & Sylvia Gamma Jan. 3, 1807 Jonathan Howe & Sally Hopkins Jan. 6, 1807 John Dennis & Rachel Brown, (blacks) Jan. 9, 1807 Dennis Martin & Rachel Stuart Jan. 13, 1807 Nehemiah I. Ingraham & Lydia Hastings of Lincoln Jan. 14, 1807 Samuel Powers & Nancy Bryant of Situate Jan. 14, 1807 Ephraim Davis & Sally Flagg of Holden Jan. 20, 1807 Charles Procter & Mary Keltey of Roxbury Jan. 20, 1807

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1808

John Pear of Roxbury & Susan Raymond Jan. 2, 1808 Abner Dunton & Mary Dickerman Jan. 2, 1808 Mathew Hayes & Mary Griffon of Beverly Jan. 5, 1808 B. Austin Rubey & Susannah Turpen, (blacks) Jan. 7, 1808 Henry Homes & Dorcas Freeman of Portland Jan. 11, 1808 Asa Richardson & Elizabeth Glazier of Gardener Jan. 13, 1808 Silas P. Tarbell & Mary Adams of Sudbury Jan. 16, 1808 Daniel Vaughan & Betsy Robbins of Roxbury Jan. 19, 1808 Ensign Lincoln & Sophia Oliver Larkin of Charlestown Jan. 21,1808 Dr. Amos Windship & Abigail Lawrance Jan. 21, 1808 Edward Edwards

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1752

Names Date Town Seth Webber & Sarah Browne Jan. 1, 1752 Rowland Merwick & Susanna Nottage Jan. 1, 1752 John Gerrish & Hannah Cooper Jan. 2, 1752 Benjamin Jennings & Abigail Shad Jan. 4, 1752 Moses Richardson & Mary Prentice Jan. 8, 1752 Dennis Lee & Margaret Allen Jan. 9, 1752 John Malony & Mary Nichols Jan. 9, 1752 John White & Ann Claridge Jan. 9, 1752 Richard Male & Lydia Delway Jan. 11, 1752 Adam Dollard & Mary Hawk Jan. 14, 1752 John Moore & Bethia Bickford Jan. 14, 1752 Ambrose Ryan & Lucy Stone Jan. 14, 1752 John

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1753

Names Date Town James Riddle & Mary Fairservice Jan. 1, 1753 James Euens & Eliza. Black Jan. 3, 1753 Jacob Ridgaway & Mary Donham Jan. 3, 1753 Angus Gair & Lydia Shed Jan. 4, 1753 Beza Gushing & Hannah Boylston of Roxbury Jan. 4, 1753 Edward Ingerson & Esther Castile Jan. 6, 1753 Samuel Ward & Mary Bickford Jan. 8, 1753 Samuel Harris & Sarah Moore Jan. 11, 1753 Wm. Alexander & Sarah Johnston Jan. 11, 1753 Robert Martin & Mary Sinclair Jan. 11,1753 John DeCoster & Sarah Soper Jan. 16, 1753 John White & Eliza. Beacham Jan. 18, 1753

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1754

Names Date Town Richard Williamson & Margaret Burgis Jan. 1,1754 Thomas Smith & Delight Tayler Jan. 3, 1754 James Masters & Rebecca Fowle Jan. 3, 1754 Lemuel Holmes & Prudence Henderson Jan. 3, 1754 Richard Sayward & Jennet Furrest Jan. 3, 1754 Luke Ryan & Sarah Sale Jan. 5, 1754 John Kimball & Elizabeth Patch of Beverly Jan. 10, 1754 George Hodge & Mary Smith Jan. 10, 1754 Magnus Tullock & Experience Lighting Jan. 10, 1754 John Briant & Elizabeth Williams Jan. 10, 1754 Ebenezer Richardson & Keziah Henshaw Jan. 12, 1754 John Desolve & Mary Druet forbid Jan. 12,

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1755

Nathl. Glover of Dorchester & Mehetible Hill Jan. 2, 1755 Thomas Standley & Mary Tudor Jan. 2, 1755 Joseph Badger Jr. & Rhoda Cox Jan. 2, 1755 Solomon Kellon & Mary Gray Jan. 2, 1755 Richard Boynton & Ann Andrews Jan. 2, 1755 Magns Erven & Eliza. Gray Jan. 2, 1755 Richard Butler & Alice Dorton Jan. 3, 1755 James Hill & Mary Fitzgerald Jan. 6, 1755 Michael Carrol & Katharine Nickols Jan. 7, 1755 John Winship & Ann Harrison Jan. 9, 1755 Isaac Wendell & Mary Banks Jan. 16, 1755 William Mclentock of Medford & Jane Hodge Jan. 16,

Marriage Intention

Boston MA Intentions of Marriage 1756

Battis Rogerson & Sarah Packer [see Dec. 20, 1755] Jan. 1, 1756 John Murfey & Mary Goodman Jan. 1, 1756 Thomas Morton & Mary Mason Jan. 1, 1756 Nathl. Roberts & Alice Lovis Jan. 1, 1756 Elijah Livermore of Waltham & Dinah Whitney Jan. 2, 1756 Thomas Russell & Onner Loud Jan. 7, 1756 Charles Dwimell & Sarah Smallpeice Jan. 7, 1756 Josiah Nottage & Katha. Lord Jan. 8, 1756 John McQuier & Mary Dennie Jan. 10, 1756 James Crook & Susa. Welch Jan 10, 1756 Willm. Tomey & Marga. Dunovan Jan. 10, 1756 John Hadley & Eliza. Askin Jan.