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First Congregational Church of Essex, Massachusetts Records

First Congregational Church of Essex, Massachusetts Records

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SERIES I. Church Records
BoxFolderContentsDates
11Early Parish records1681-1726
2Copy of the early records (1676-1726)undated
21Town meeting records of Chebacco Parish1726-1775
2Church records1752-1878
3Chebacco Parish tax list1808
31Church records including A Sketch of the History of the Second Parish in Ipswich; A Discourse delivered in the said parish on Jan. 1, 18151774-1879
2Account book1776-1825
3Church records1725-1869
4Vol. 1Parish records1745-1814
51Church records1853-1896
2Church records1875-1896
3Church records1897-1916
4Church records1916-1828
71Town and parish warrants1835-1873
2Church warrants1871-1883
3Church warrants1885-1899
4Church warrants1900-1930
5Parish auditor's reports1800-1900
6Parish auditor's reports1900-1930
SERIES II. Ladies Benevolent Circle
BoxFolderContentsDates
61Records1856-1866
2Records1871-1875
3Records1876
4Records1886-1905
5Account book1917-1919
SERIES III. Sunday School Records
BoxFolderContentsDates
66Treasurer's records1853-1885
7Treasurer's records1886-1906
8Records1902-1927
9Correspondence, reports1876-1924
SERIES IV. Other
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81John Cleaveland papers1758, 1767-1779, undated
2Papers concerning John Wise and copies of his will1951-1952, undated
3Universalist Separation letters1829-1900, undated
4Deeds [7]1738, 1792, 1820, 1845, 1856, 1870
5Pew deeds, rentals, and sales1790, 1834, 1842-1872, undated
6Printed items1856-1883
7Newspaper clippings1979-1982
8Fagley awards1984
9Samuel B. Shipman commonplace book1867
10History of the Town of Essex from 1634 to 1700 by Robert Crowell1853
91Tax list, list of commoners, list of church members, church covenant, list of Chebacco foot company, meeting notice, account books, military payments, valuation of subscribers, list of people inoculated for smallpox, records of John Choate, Justice of the Peace, summons, petition1699-1777
2Correspondence, tax list, David Choate's receipt book, rent accounts of J. Choate1786-1815
3Correspondence, reports1816-1839
4Assessments, parish valuation, printed articles and covenant of the church, agreement, correspondence1840-1844
5Parish valuation, meeting reports, meeting house information, correspondence1845-1858
6Correspondence, committee reports, receipts, member certifications1859-1872
7Correspondence, committee reports, member certifications 1873-1889
8Correspondence, sermon, applications for pastor, annual meeting invitation, annual report1890-1910
9Correspondence, annual report, member certifications, accounts1911-1947
10Relations of faith1764-1816
11Receipts1828-1880
12Applications for parish membership1838-1878
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