The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerk's record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
When places other than Carlisle and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. In all records the original spelling of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings.
On April 19, 1754, the original, or first, District of Carlisle was established from a part of Concord, and Oct. 6, 1756, the District was annexed to Concord.
The second District of Carlisle was formed from parts of Acton, Billerica, Chelmsford and Concord and incorporated April 28, 1780.
Sept. 12, 1780, part of the District of Carlisle annexed to Concord.
March 1, 1783, part of the District of Carlisle annexed to Chelmsford.
Feb. 18, 1805, the District of Carlisle made Town of Carlisle.
The population of Carlisle at different periods was as
1790, 555. 1820, 681. 1900, 480.
1800, 634. 1850, 632. 1910, 551.
1810, 672. 1890, 481. 1915, 490.
abt. - about. b. - born. bef. - before. bet. - between. bp. - baptized. bur. - buried.
c. R. - church record, Unitarian Church. ch. - child.
chn. - children. Co. - county.
d. - daughter; day; died. Dea. - deacon.
dup. - duplicate entry.
c. R. 1. - gravestone record, Old Burying Ground. c. R. 2. - gravestone record, Green Cemetery.
h. -husband; hour. inf. - infant.
int. - intention of marriage. jr. - junior.
m. - male; married; month.
P. R. 1. - Bible record now in possession of Charles Forbush.
P. R. 2. - Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Mary Green. P. R. 3. - Framed Register now in possession of James Taylor.
P. R. 4. - Family records now in possession of Mrs. Augusta Prescott.
P. R. 5. - Bible record now in possession of Mrs. A. G. Hood.
P. R. 6. - Sampler donated by Mrs. Gilman Nickles to the Gleason Library.
P. R. 7. - Bible record now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 8. - Bible record now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 9. - Copy of Bible record of Stephen Blood now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 10. - Copy of Bible record of Jefferson Nickles now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 11. - Copy of Bible record of Edmond Andrews now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 12. - Copy of Bible record of Lucy Hodgman now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 13. - Copy of Adams' Bible record now in possession of George R. Duren.
P. R. 14. - Bible record donated by Mrs. Susan Hutchinson to the Gleason Library.
rec. - recorded. s. - son.
sr. - senior.
T. c. - town copy.
unm. - unmarried.
w. - wife; week. wid. - widow. widr. - widower. y. - year.
Based Upon Vital Records Of Carlisle, Massachusetts, To The End Of The Year 1849; Published By The Essex Institute Salem, Mass. 1918 [Thos. P. Nichols 8l Son Co. Printers Lynn, Mass.]