ORDER FROM: HISTORY OF BILLERICA,
5812 Temple City Blvd., PMB 705
Temple City, California 91780-2112
With a Genealogical Register.
By Henry A. Hazen
Boston, Mass., 1883
HISTORY OF BILLERICA,
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Billerica was settled by whites in about 1638 when Massachusetts Bay Governor John Winthrop and Lt. Governor Thomas Dudley were granted land along the Concord River in the wilderness the native Americans called Shawshin (one of several old spellings; Shawsheen today; see Shawsheen River.). They called their lands Shawsheen Plantation and by 1650 families moving inland from Cambridge and Charlestown Village (later Woburn) settled in the area. Most of the families that settled at Shawsheen Plantation were from the town of Billericay in Essex, England. The town was incorporated as Billerica in 1655, on the same day as nearby Chelmsford and Groton.
The most valuable part of this book for the genealogist is the Genealogical Registry. The earliest settlers' family records are presented in absolute detail. Spouses, children, and in some cases, ancestors, are given.
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