Thursday, November 10, 2016

1731 Marriage Record of Jonas Prescott and Elisabeth Harwood in Westford, Mass. -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #339

This week's treasure is the 1731 marriage intentions record of Jonas Prescott and Elisabeth Harwood in Westford, Massachusetts town records:

The marriage record:

A transcription of this record is:

"Jonas Prescott and Elisabeth Harwood Were Published in Wesford
in order for marriage as the law directs pr Joshua Fletcher
                                                                      Town Clerk"

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, (, Westford > Births, Marriages and Death, page 21 (image 17 of 1750), Jonas Prescott and Elisabeth Harwood marriage entry, 1731; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

This is a marriage intentions record, entered before the actual marriage.  I did not find the actual marriage record in this database.

Jonas and Elisabeth (Harwood) Prescott are my 6th great-grandparents.  Elisabeth (1701-1739) was the second wife of Jonas Prescott (1703-1784, he had three wives), and the mother of my ancestor Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812) who married Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) in 1753.


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