Rowley, Massachusetts. First Congregational Church. Records, 1664-1941 [microfilm]

Collection Information
Title:

First Church (Rowley, Mass.) records

Creator(s):

First Church (Rowley, Mass.)

Dates:

1664-1941

Extent:

1 reel of 35mm microfilm (print and service copies);
3 35mm negative microfilms from earlier project (has overlap);
7 original ledgers

Collection ID #:

RG 4836

Conditions Governing Access:

None

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the First Church (Rowley, Mass.) records, RG 4836. The Congregational Library and Archive, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Revision History:

Microfilmed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2008

New Microfilm

Section Catalog code Description Dates
1 C Misc. Jewett's Extract Book 1730-1783
2 PR I Parish Records 1733-1782
3 PR II Parish Records 1781-1882
4 CR-PR Church Records
and Parish Records
1742-1782
1728-1763
5 CR III Church Records 1782-1835
      Includes vital statistics, marriages, confessions of faith. There's a table of contents at the beginning of the ledger.  
6 PT I Parish Treasurer 1743-1832

 

Original Microfilm

This 3 reel microfilm collection was copied in 2007 from the original negatives loaned by the church, which have no known provenance. The guide is a reprint from Rowley's entry in Harold Worthley's inventory of Massachusetts church records.

Reel 1
CR I Church Records (also known as the "Phillips Diary") 1664-1784
CR II Church Records 1742-1782
CR III Church Records 1782-1835
    Includes vital statistics, marriages, confessions of faith. There's a hard-to-read table of contents.  
Reel 2
CR IV Vital Statistics, list of ministers 1840-1870
CR V Meetings 1870-1920
C Misc. Jewett's Extract Book  1730-1783
[Next book was not in focus at all due to error in original microfilming. Should be Sunday School records, 1818, however not certain.]
C Misc. Records of the 1st church Rowley, pre-incorporation
Church Corporation Records
1889-1941
Reel 3
PR I Parish Records 1733-1782
PR II Parish Records 1781-1882
PR III Parish Records 1822-1870
PT I Parish Treasurer 1743-1832
[Next section, again entirely out of focus. Probably PT II, 1833-1862 ]
PR IV 1892-1903  

 

To view Worthley's complete entry, click link below.

Inventory of extant records, The First Congregational Church and Parish, Rowley, Mass. [PDF format]

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