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Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA? 

Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
The House of Representatives made the grant of New Ipswich Canada, now Winchendon, on June 10, 1735, in answer to a petition from Lt. Abraham Tilton of Ipswich. The petition was on behalf of veterans or surviving heirs participating in the 1690 expeditions against Canada. Winchendon was officially incorporated in 1764,named after Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, which itself was the site of land owned by Governor Francis Bernard, who signed the town's incorporation into law. (The English village would be where the Governor would die, fifteen years later.) The Millers River provided water power for mills, and at one time Winchendon produced so many wooden shingles that it was nicknamed Shingletown.
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Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - Central St., Winchendon, Mass.
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Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - Toy Town Tavern
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The House of Representatives made the grant of New Ipswich Canada, now Winchendon, on June 10, 1735, in answer to a petition from Lt. Abraham Tilton of Ipswich.

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Winchendon was officially incorporated in 1764,named after Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, which itself was the site of land owned by Governor Francis Bernard, who signed the town's incorporation into law.

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21. WINCHENDON. [Pop. 1,754. Inc. 1764.]
This town was granted to certain persons of Ipswich, in Essex county, for services in Canada, in...Read MORE...

1848 - Winchendon
This town was granted by the general court, in 1735, to 60 persons, all of whom. excepting 8,...Read MORE...

Winchendon Massachusetts, 1890
Winchendon lies in the northern border of Worcester County, 68 miles northwest of Boston on the...Read MORE...

1906
Winchendon, a banking post-village in Winchendon township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on Miller's ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bixby
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Daniel BIXBY (May 1763, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 06/15/1840, Chazy, New York, USA (Sciota))

Cooper
flag  William COOPER (1835, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 28 November 1872, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Fields
World War II Soldier flag  Edward FIELDS (June 13, 1914, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 30 March 1997, Everett, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hyde
flag  Elisha HYDE (1806, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 1 August 1870, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Mansfield
flag  James Murphy MANSFIELD (20 November 1767, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 15 June 1849, Brasher, St Lawrence, New York, USA)

Richards
flag  Henry Adelbert RICHARDS (30 October 1882, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 27 June 1945, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)
World War II Soldier flag  Joseph Francis RICHARDS (27 June 1910, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 19 November 1959, Augusta, Maine, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


(Boivin) Drinkwine
flag  Adeline (BOIVIN) DRINKWINE (05 December 1843, Georgia, Vermont, USA - 06 April 1913, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)

Duval
immigrant - Canada to US   Alma Victoria DUVAL (16 March 1884, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada - 23 September 1964, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)

Mansfield
flag  James MANSFIELD (28 June 1739, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - 15 June 1849, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)

Ricard
immigrant - Canada to US   Anna RICARD (10 December 1864, Sainte-Julienne, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Julienne-de-Rawdon) - 29 April 1900, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)

Richard(s)
immigrant - Canada to US   Henry Joseph RICHARD(S) (25 January 1863, Roxton Falls, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Roxton) - 1 January 1942, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)

RICHARDS
flag  Henry Adelbert RICHARDS (30 October 1882, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - 27 June 1945, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA)

Shepley
flag  Francena Marcella SHEPLEY (July 1860, Derry, New Hampshire, USA - 1 January 1925, Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1882
Henry Joseph RICHARD(S) (25 January 1863 - 1 January 1942) & Anna RICARD (10 December 1864 - 29 April 1900)
married 24 January 1882
 

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