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Selected Topsfield Vital Records

 
The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society, 1902
  CT. R. court record
C.R. church record

The settlement of New Meadows was incorporated as the Town of Topsfield in 1650. The church "gathered" on November 4, 1663. The third Meeting House was built in 1703 with Rev. Joseph Capen as pastor.

The town of Ipswich was established on August 5, 1634, from common land called Agawam. On October 18, 1648, that portion called the "Village" at the New Meadows was set off as Topsfield. The boundary line between Ipswich and Topsfield was established, February 28, 1694.

Dwaniel
Joanna, and Nathaniel Hood of Lynn, Oct. 16, 1706.
Maudlin, and James Holgate of Salem, Mar. 3, 1702-3.

DWINEL
Abigail, and Humphrey Deering of Arundell, Oct. 23, 1738.
Hannah, and Joseph Bowree [Bowery. C. R.], of Marblehead, Jan. 24, 1728-9.
Jacob, jr. (son of Jacob), and widow Joanna Clarke, Dec. 12, 1769.*
John [jr. C. R.] (son of Jacob), and Susanna Dwinell, Oct. 28, 1735.
John (son of Jacob), and Esther Richards, Feb. 5, 1771.*
Kazia (daughter of John), and Nicholas Cree of Marblehead, Oct. 7, 1723.
Mehetabel (daughter of Jacob), and Cornelius Balch, Apr. 4, 1771.*
Susanna (daughter of John) and Zacheus Norwood of Lynn, Dec. 26, 1745.*
Thomas [jr. C. R.], and Hannah Towne, Nov. 3, 1738.
Triphena (daughter of John), and Jabez Towne (grandson of Jacob Towne), Mar. 30, 1730.
Triphosa (daughter of John), and John Spauldin, Dec. 11, 1735.
Dwinell
Archalus, and Martha Perkins, Feb. 5, 1754.*
Benjamin, and Mary Easty, Feb. 25, 1751.*
Elijah, and Sarah Towne, June 2, 1762.*
Esther [Mrs. int.], and David Balch, Nov. 14, 1752.*
Esther, and Moses Wildes, jr., June 22, 1802.*
Hannah, and James Meragen of Marblehead, int. Dec. 29, 1754.
Hannah, and William Towne, int. Apr. 6, 1777.
Jacob, and Kezia Gould, Dec. 20, 1739.
James, and Abigail Platts of Bradford, int. Nov. 25, 1753.
John, jr., and Sarah Perkins, Apr. 26, 1810.*
John, jr., s. John and Esther, and Louisa Richards, both of Topsfield, at Danvers, Mar. 11, 1818.*
Luce, widow, and John Grant of Ipswich, int. Jan. 18, 1756.
Luce, widow, and John Grant of Ipswich, int. June 25, 1758.
Luce [widow int.], and William Moneys, Oct. 14, 1761.*
Martha, widow, and Samuel Carter of Manchester, Apr. 4, 1774. C.R.*
Mary, and John Homes of Marblehead, at Salem, Nov. 23, 1726.
Michael, and Charity Cotta of Salem, at Salem, July 6, 1737.
Michael, Dr., and widow Mary Balch, Feb. 1, 1753.*
Michael, and widow Martha Averill of Middleton, int. Nov. It, 1764.
Prudence, and Benjamin Irelin of Ipswich, int July 21, 1751.
Ruth [Mrs. int.], and David Holt of Andover, Dec. 13, 1781.*
Sarah, and Abraham Foster of Ipswich, May 14, 1718.
Susanna, and John Dwinel [jr. C. R.], Oct. 28, 1735.
Thomas, and Abigail Perkins, Dec. 11, 1716.


Dwinnell
Amos, and Annah Perkins, at Rowley, May 26, 1749.

Dwinnell
Bartholemew, and Sarah Moulton of Wenham, at Wenham, Mar. 19, 1752.
Michael, and Elisabeth Fisk of Wenham, at Wenham, Dec. 10, 1724. Thomas, and Dinah Brimsdill of Lynn, May 23, 1701.

*Intention also recorded

Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts was settled in 1636. The first settlers called it Enon or Salem Village. It was officially set off from the Town of Salem on May 10, 1643.

Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled in 1629 and incorporated in 1649. It was originally a fishing village. Before the Revolution it was home base for privateers who plundered European ships.
 

Births

 

Some Puritans gave their children hortatory names (from the Latin for “encourage”) like Thankful, hoping that the children would live up to them. The names were used for several generations.

Lush forests in Colonial America allowed settlers to build wooden homes.

DWANIELL,
David, s. Thomas and Dinah, Mar. 20, 1708-9.
Jacob, s. Mikell, jr. and Hannah, Jan. 31, 1714-15.
John, s. John and Mary, April 23, 17n.
Jonathan, s. Thomas and Dinah, June 27, 1702.
Keziah, daughter of John and Mary, Dec. 14, 1703.
Mary, daughter of Mikell, jr. and Hannah, April 25, 1702.
Mary, daughter of Thomas and Dinah, Jan. 30, 1703-4.
Michael, s. Mikell, jr. and Hannah, Jan. 7, 1705-6.
Ruth, daughter of Thomas and Dinah, Jan. 12, 1706.
Stephen, s. Mikell, jr. and Hannah, Mar. 5, 1707-8.
Susannah, daughter of Thomas and Dinah, Aug. 12, 1715.
Triphenah, daughter of John and Mary, Dec. 20, 1705.
Triphosah, daughter of John and Mary, Sept. 23, 1709.

DWENELL
Mary, daughter of Michaill, Jan. 21, 1668 [-9], CT. R.
Michaell, s. Michaell, Dec. 5, 1670. CT. R.

DWINEL
Abigail, daughter of Mikell, jr. and Hannah, Oct. 5, 1719.
Amos, s. Thomas and Dinah, Mar. 19, 1721-2.
Bartholomew, s. Michaell, jr. and Luce, April 5, 1728.
Benjamen, s. Doct. Michael and Elizabeth, Nov. 10, 1726.
Esther, daughter of John, bp. Apr. 25, 1779. C. R.
George, s. Joseph and Prudence, May 15, 1716.
Hannah, daughter of Michael, jr. and Luce, Sept. 17, 1732.
Huldah, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah, Mar. 17, 1768.
Israel, s. Jacob and Kazia, Nov. 2, 1740.
Israel, s. Jacob, jr. and Joanna, Mar. 1, 1771.
Jacob, s. Thomas and Dinah, Sept. 11, 1719.
Joseph, s. Joseph and Prudence, July 14, 1718.
Luce, daughter of Michael, jr. and Luce, March 28, 1730.
Lydia, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah, Sept. 8, 1769.
Mary, daughter of Joseph and Prudence, Feb. 23, 1724-5.
Mehitebel, daughter of Jacob, jr. and Joanna, Apr. 3, 1775.
Mercy, daughter of Joseph and Prudence, Feb. 19, 1720-1.
Michael, s. Bartholomew and Sarah, Nov. 12, 1771.
Susanah, daughter of Micail and Mary, Sept. 5, [torn, abt. 1687]. CT. R.

DWINELL
Abigail, daughter of Jacob, bp. July 9, 1758. C. R.
Abigail, daughter of Benjamin and Mary, Aug. 27, 1759.
Amos, s. Thomas and Hannah, Aug. 26, 1753.
Amos, s. Archelaus, bp. Mar. 28, 1756. C. R.
Anna, daughter of Jacob, jr. and Joanna, Oct. 6, 1772.
Anne, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah, Dec. 8,1763.
Archelaus, s. Archelaus, bp. June 29, 1755. C. R.
Bartholomew, s. Micall, bp. Oct. 24, 1736. C. R.
Bartholomew, s. Bartholomew and Sarah, Mar. 25, 1762.
Benjamin, s. Benjamin and Mary, Dec. 25, 1763.
Betty, daughter of Zachariah, bp. June 2, 1749. C. R.
David Holt, s. John and Louisa, 2d w., Dec. 5, 1820.
Elijah, s. Thomas and Hannah, Oct. 8, 1739.
Elisabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Mary, Sept. 24, 1756.
Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Michael and Elizabeth, " his second wife of that name," Oct. 29, 1733.
Ester, daughter of Thomas and Mary, May 1, 1720.
Esther. daughter of John, bp. Apr. 25, 1773. C. R.
Esther Mehetabel, daughter of John and Louisa, 2d w., Sept . 6, 1828
George, s. Joseph, bp. June 28, 1730. C. R.
George Winslow, s. John and Louisa, 2d w., Nov. 7, 1834.
Hannah, daughter of Mikell, jr. and Hannah, Mar. 12, 1709-10.
Hannah, daughter of Micall, bp. Oct. 24, 1736. C. R.
Hannah, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah, Oct . 29, 1753.
Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, June 31, 1758.
Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Mary, Oct. 8, 1761.
Hepzibah Sophia, daughter of John and Louisa, zd w., Aug. 24, 1826.
Jacob, s. Jacob, bp. Aug. 12,1744. C. R.
Jacob, s. Thomas and Hannah, Mar. 20, 1744-5.
Jacob, s. Jacob and Kazia, Aug. 6, 1745.
Jacob, s. John, bp. Sept. 30, 1787. C. R.
James, s. Joseph and Prudence, Nov. 2, 1728.
James, s. Joseph, bp. June 28, 1730. C. R.
John, s. Jacob, bp. July 27, 1746. C. R.
John, s. Jacob and Kazia, June 15, 1747.
John, s. John, bp. Mar. 3, 17 76. C. R.
John, s. John, bp. Aug. i, 1784. C. R.
John, s. John and Louisa, zd w., Sept. 9, 1819.
Jonathan, s. Benjamin and Mary, June 14, 1751
Jonathan, s. Archalus and Martha, Nov. 12, 1758.
Joseph, s. Joseph, bp. June 28, 173O. C. R.
Louisa Richards, daughter of John and Louisa, zd w., Sept. 27, 1824.
Luce, daughter of Micall, bp. Oct. 24,1736. C. R.
Luce, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah, Jan. 3, 1760.
Luce Murphea, daughter of widow Luce, Dec. 8, 1754.
Mahetabell, daughter of John, bp. May 4, 1777. C. R.
Martha, daughter of Joseph, bp. June 28, 1730. C. R.
Mary, daughter of Joseph, bp. June 28, 1730. C. R.
Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Mary, Oct. 24, 1754.
Mehitubel, daughter of Jacob and Kazia, April 30, 1748.
Micall, s. Micall, bp. Oct. 24, 1736. C. R.
Michael, s. Michael, jr. and Luce, Jan. 6, 1734-5.
Michaell, s. Michaell and Mary, Dec. 5, 167[o].
Micheal, s. Bartholomew and Sarah, Nov. 28, 1755.
Molly, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, July 17, 1761.
Phebe, daughter of Jacob and Kezia, June —, 1755.
Pheebe, daughter of Jacob, bp. Aug. 18,1754. C. R.
Ruth, daughter of John, jr., bp. Oct. 15, 1738. C. R.
Ruth, daughter of widow Susanna, " at ye house of Thomas Dwinell
* * * ye child not being able to be brot to ye Meeting House," bp. June 10, 1744. C. R.
Ruth, daughter of Jacob and Kezia, Feb. 8, 175o-1.
Ruth, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, Jan. 12, 1756.
Samuell, s. Micall, bp. July 18, 1731. C. R.
Sarah, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah, Sept. 1, 1757.
Sarah Perkins, daughter of John and Louisa, 2d w., Nov. 17, 1822.
Stephen, s. Thomas and Hannah, Jan. 26, 1748.
Susanna, daughter of widow [Eunice or Luce?], bp. Mar. 20, 1757. C. R.
Susannah, daughter of John, jr., bp. Dec. 23, 1739. C. R.
Susannah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, Sept. 10, 1746.
Thomas, s. Dr. Michael and Elizabeth, Aug. 26, 1729.
Thomas, s. Thomas and Hannah, May 23, 1751.
Thomas, s. Benjamin and Mary, Oct. 27, 1752.
Willard Adolphus, s. John and Louisa, 2d w., May 31, 1831.
William, s. George and Hannah, Aug. 7, 1741.
Zacheriah, s. Joseph and Prudence, July 14, 1723.
Zechariah, s. Joseph, bp. June 28, 1730. C. R.,
----.ch George, "on account of grandparents", bp. Sept. 28,1755. C.R.

DWONILL
John, s. Mikell, sr/and Mary, Dec.16, 1674.
Sarah, daughter of Mikell, jr. and Hannah, June 20, 1697.
Thomas, s. Mikell, jr. and Hannah, Oct. 3, 1693.
Thomas, s. Dr. Michael and Elizabeth, Aug. 26, 1729.

ye is an archaic spelling of "the."
 

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