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Marblehead Massachusetts United States

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A project to unify efforts on a Marblehead-centric view of genealogy. Who were the initial settlers? Where do all of the street-names come from? etc.

Some useful/inspiring links...

Marblehead Magazine - History Timeline []

Marblehead Historic Images: A collection of old historical photos of Marblehead, MA. from my private collection (which includes photos, slides, glass negatives, postcards, books, stereo-views and more) []

Google books: 1880 The History & Traditions of Marblehead - Samuel Rhodes []

Vital Records of Marblehead (Births, Deaths, Marriages) []

Early Vital Records of Massachusetts - From 1600 to 1850 (The Massachusetts Vital Records Project) - A seemingly high-quality transcription of many records including those of Marblehead.

Bisson/Bessom/Besome Jean Le Gros Bisson (1695-1772)

Marblehead Unitarian Universalist Church Cemetery

The history and traditions of Marblehead - By Samuel Roads On the first day of January, 1637, a meeting was held at Salem, and a vote of one hundred and twenty pounds was ordered, of which eight pounds were to be assessed upon the following inhabitants of Marblehead: —

  • 140 Moses Mavericke, 20 Samuel Gatchell,
  • 150 Wm. Steephens, 15 John Bennet,
  • 40 Archibald Tomson, 15 John "Wakefield,
  • 20 Wm. Charles, 10 Erasmus James,
  • 20 John Heart, 80 Thomas Gray,
  • 50 John Peach, 50 John Devereux,
  • 10 John Lyon, 30 Nicholas Mariott,
  • 20 Anthonie Thatcher, 10 Abraham Whitehaire,
  • 30 John Coite, 5 George Vickary,
  • 20 Richard Seers, 5 John Russell,
  • 10 Richard Greeneway, 5 Nicholas Listen,
  • 20 John Gatchell, 5 Philip Beare.

Marblehead Museum & Historical Society including map of Marblehead 1850

Marblehead Family Genealogy Web Pages

  • PEACH Genealogy of Marblehead, MA part of the PEACH Home Page which features many links to other Peach family web sites and mailing lists.
  • SWETT Family Genealogy Part of a web page featuring the Swett family from many locations, it includes details of the branch from Marblehead, including photos of historic artifacts and in-depth genealogy for families throughout Essex County.
  • MAVERICK web site - includes information on Moses Maverick(e) of Marblehead
  • WILLIAM WALTON and ELIZABETH COOK of Marblehead - great web page with wills, court records and extensive history on multiple early MA families.
  • WILLIAM HINES (HINDS) of Marblehead, MA
  • Descendants of ISAAC ALLERTON
  • Descendants of ISAAC ALLERTON another great site for Allerton information.
  • JOSEPH LAMBERT genealogy
  • ROBERT and ELIZABETH MANSFIELD - five generations including those from Lynn, and Marblehead
  • WILLIAM ALTON and his descendants of Marblehead
  • GETCHELL Lineage
  • The descendants of RICHARD SEARS of Marblehead
  • DOLIBER, PEACHES, ORNES, GOODWIN, DIXEY families - articles in back issues of the Marblehead Magazine online series on first settlers of Marblehead.