Thursday, December 8, 2016

1698 Birth Record of James Hildreth (1698-1761) -- Treasure Chest Thursday #343

This week's treasure is the 1698 birth record of James Hildreth (1698-1761) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts:

The specific birth record of James Hildreth is the fifth entry on the left-hand page on the image above:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"James Hildreth the Son of Ephraim and Ann Hildreth
was born December the 23^d 1698."

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," digital images, ( : accessed 22 February 2014), Chelmsford Town Land and Vital Records, page 330 (image 183 of 230), James Hildreth birth entry; 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.

James Hildreth (1698-1761) married Dorothy Prescott (1702-1774) in 1721 in Chelmsford, and they had 9 children between 1723 and 1745.  They are my 6th great-grandparents through their son, Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784). 


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