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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 716

Boston Town Clerk marriage certificates

Marriage certificates issued in Boston, 1754-1757.


  • 1754-1757

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.25 linear feet (2 volumes)

Printed marriage certificate forms (86), signed by Ezekial Goldthwait, town clerk; all dated at Boston. Form explains the steps the matrimonial couple have taken to be joined, including "asking their banns at three publick meetings within the said town as the law directs."


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Mrs. and Miss Clarke; received: 1843 December 18.
Boston (Mass.). Town Clerk. Boston (Mass.) Town Clerk marriage certificates, 1754-1757: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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