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Leicester, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Leicester, Massachusetts, USA? 

Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Leicester was first settled in 1713 and was officially incorporated in 1714.


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Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street
Leicester, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street
Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - Congregational Church and Common (1909)
Leicester, Massachusetts, USA

Congregational Church and Common (1909)
Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - John Nelson Church

Dedication of the John Nelson Memorial Church, Leicester, Massachusetts, January 15, 1903 : Rev. David C. Reid, Pastor.
Leicester, Massachusetts, USA

John Nelson Church

Dedication of the John Nelson Memorial Church, Leicester, Massachusetts, January 15, 1903 : Rev. David C. Reid, Pastor.

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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

23. LEICESTER. [Pop. 1,707. Inc. 1714.]
Leicester originally included Spencer, and part of Auburn and
Paxton.

During the Revolution, a...Read MORE...

1848 - Leicester
This township was purchased. of the Indians on the 7th of June, 1686-7, by Joshua Lamb, Richard...Read MORE...

1890 Leicester Massachusetts
Leicester lies on high land in the central part of Worcester County, 50 miles from Boston. It is...Read MORE...

1916
Leicester, les'ter, a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Leicester township (town), 6 ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Barnes
flag   John Boardman BARNES (14 March 1885, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 23 September 1915, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Converse
flag   Eleanor CONVERSE (21 March 1735, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 1819, Floyd, New York, USA)

Eddy
flag   Henry EDDY (1776, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 29 May 1857, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Harkness
flag   Susan E. HARKNESS (1830, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 15 August 1869, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Hervey
flag   Charles HERVEY (1829, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 27 September 1848, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Kayer (Kazer) (Kayes)
flag   Amelia KAYER (KAZER) (KAYES) (19 August 1884, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 1967, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

Manning
flag   Phillip Henry MANNING (30 November 1891, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - aft. 1942, )

Minot
flag   Hannah MINOT (1723, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Newhall
flag   Samuel NEWHALL (15 August 1744, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 30 March 1814, Conway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Spicer
flag   Frances SPICER (1836, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 4 April 1857, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Thayer
flag   Arnold THAYER (19 April 1792, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 2 January 1866, Monson, Massachusetts, USA)

Vigneault
flag   Rébecca Marie VIGNEAULT (20 February 1758, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 8 September 1836 , Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))

Warren
flag   Sally WARREN (1775, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 17 March 1852, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Watson
flag   Mary WATSON (1787, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 28 January 1878, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag   Samuel D. WATSON (1782, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 28 January 1856, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
flag   Sarah WATSON (22 April 1769, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 23 August 1855, Lee, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Whittemore
flag   Mary WHITTEMORE (1817, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA - 13 November 1894, Spencer, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Boudreault
flag   Rose Delima BOUDREAULT (September 1853, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 1928, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA)

Jubinville
immigrant - Canada to US    Eusebe Olivier "Uldege" JUBINVILLE (11 January 1860, Saint-Pie, Québec, Canada - 10 February 1919, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1744
Jacob STODDARD (1704 - 1795) & Hannah MINOT (1723 - )
married 20 November 1744

1910
Albert Joseph JUBINVILLE (16 July 1887 - February 1969) & Amelia KAYER (KAZER) (KAYES) (19 August 1884 - 1967)
married 11 April 1910
 

Cemeteries in Leicester, Massachusetts, USA

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