LIST OF PERSONS
whose
NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED
in
MASSACHUSETTS.

1780 - 1883.

[Collated and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, under
Authority of Chapter 249 of the Acts of the Year 1884.]

Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers.
18 Post Office Square.
1885.

1812 - 1825


Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
William Andrews, the third son of John Andrews, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of William Barrell Andrews.
John Brown, of Boston, son of John Brown, of Sterling, in the county of Worcester, shall be allowed to take the name of John George Brown.
Elijah Clark, son of Humphry Clark, shall be allowed to take the name of Elijah Pope Clark.
William Jarvis shall be allowed to take the name of William Charles Jarvis.
Obadiah Johnson shall be allowed to take the name of William Henry Johnson.
Susan Ann Lovell, daughter of James Lovell, shall be allowed to take the name of Ann Bethune Lovell.
William Machett shall be allowed to take the name of William P. Matchett.
John Marston shall be allowed to take the name of John Melcher Marston.
Henry Parkman, son of Samuel Parkman, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Parkman.
John Buckminster, of Hamilton, shall be allowed to take the name of John Butler.
Elisha Hogg, of Danvers, shall be allowed to take the name of Elisha Dana.
Asa Fletcher, of Danvers, shall be allowed to take the name of William Asa Fletcher.
Polly Smith, of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Larkin Smith.
Samuel Tubbs, of Pembroke, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Tubbs Angier.
Calvin Damon, of Scituate, shall be allowed to take the name of Calvin Damon Wilder.
Abner Gifford, of Westport, shall be allowed to take the name of Abner Browner Gifford.
Raiman Castino (alias Salisbury), and Abigail Castino (alias Salisbury), of Westport, shall be allowed to take the names of Raiman Castino and Abigail Castino, only.
Baxter Olds, of Brookfield, shall be allowed to take the name of Baxter Otis Minot.
Polycarp Putnam, of Sutton, shall be allowed to take the name of John Milton Putnam.
Richard Lyman, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of William Cornelius Lyman.
Chase Page Wedgwood Griffin, of Alfred, in the county of York, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Griffin.
John Kimbal, of Augusta, in the county of Kennebeck, shall be allowed to take the name of John Sawyer Kimbal.
Ebenezer McIntosh, of Portland, in the county of Cumberland, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry P. McIntosh.
Moses Chase, Jun. of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Moses James Chase.
Moses Chase the third, of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Moses Bailey Chase.
Benjamin Gould, Jun. of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Benjamin Apthorp Gould.
[Feb. 29, 1812].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Joseph Freeland Jun. or Boston shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Freeland Bordman.
James Perkins, son of the late Colonel William Perkins of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles James Perkins.
John Mudge, Jun. of Lynn, shall be allowed to take the name of Parker Mudge.
Charles Kimball of Boxford shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Harrison Kimball.
George Smith, the seventh of that name of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of George King Smith.
Jonathan Sargent the fourth of Amesbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Jonathan Adams Sargent.
Jonathan Morrill, Jun. of Amesbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Jonathan Currier Morrill.
William Breck, of Northampton in the county of Hampshire, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Hunt Breck.
Chauncy Taylor, of Blanford, in the county of Hampden, shall be allowed to take the name of Chauncey Taylor Knox.
Rebecca Cutler of Sudbury, in the county of Middlesex, shall be allowed to take the name of Rebecca Maynard.
James Child, Jun., of Augusta, in the county of Kennebeck, shall be allowed to take the name of James Loring Child.
Barden Sylvester, merchant, of Bath in the county of Lincoln, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Barden Sylvester.
[June 22, 1812].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Ebenezer Stoddard of Salem, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of William Couillard Stoddard.
Moses Smith Fox of Williamsburgh, in the county of Hampshire, yeoman, shall be allowed to take the name of Augustine Washington Fox.
[Oct. 24, 1812].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Joshua Gee Whittemore Jun. of Gloucester, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of Harvey C. Mackay.
[Feb. 13, 1813].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Samuel White, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Kellogg White.
Mary Leo Griffith, daughter of the widow Mary Griffith, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Elizabeth Newall Griffith.
Johnston Brown, of Boston, jeweller, son of Robert Brown, late of Plymouth, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Robert Johnston Brown.
Abiah Williams, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Maria Williams.
Charles Parsons, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Chauncy Parsons.
Lucy Ann Innes Whitwell, an infant daughter of Benjamin Whitwell, Esq. of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Lucy Cushing Whitwell.
James Dickinson, of Boston, comedian, shall be allowed to take the name of James Amos Dickson.
Ebenezer Baker, of Boston, son of Ebenezer Baker, late of Dorchester, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Ebenezer Richard Baker.
William Wyer, of Boston, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of William Fitspatrick Wyer.
George Hall, of Boston, son of Dr. George H. Hall, late of Brattleborough, Vermont, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of George Ward Hall.
John Browne, of Salem, cordwainer, shall be allowed to take the name of John D. Browne.
John Smith, Jun. of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of John Augustus Smith.
Salvador Sabate, of Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Snow.
William Leonard, Jun. of Plymouth, son of Nathaniel Leonard, Esq. of Taunton, shall be allowed to take the name of William B. Leonard.
Harry Sargent, of Leicester, in the county of Worcester, gentleman, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Sargent.
Albert Lamberton, commonly called Albert Lewis, a minor and godson of Darius Lewis, of Egremont, in the county of Berkshire, shall be allowed to take the name of Albert Lewis.
Jesse Hunter, of Becket, in the county of Berkshire, yeoman, shall be allowed to take the name of John Larkin Hunter.
Pardon Shippey, otherwise called Pardon Trask, of Cheshire, in the county of Berkshire, yeoman, shall be allowed to take the name of Pardon Lincoln.
Harvy Needham, of South Brimfield, in the county of Hampden, gentleman, shall be allowed to take the name of James Harvey Needham.
John Tompson, the fourth, of Berwick, in the county of York, shall be allowed to take the name of John S. Tompson.
Abel Prescott, 2d of Concord, son of the late Willoughby Prescott, of Concord, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Abel Heywood Prescott.
[Feb. 27, 1813].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Samuel Torrey of Boston, son of William Torrey of Mendon, in the county of Worcester, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Davenport Torrey.
Joseph Smith of Salem, son of Joseph Smith of Rowley, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Baker Smith.
Chauncey Whittlesey Coats of Middlefield, in the county of Hampshire, shall be allowed to take the name of Chauncey Coats.
Zebedee Macomber, 2d, of Westport, in the county of Bristol, shall be allowed to take the name of Zebedee Augustus Macomber.
William Woodbury of Hallowell, in the county of Kennebeck, printer, shall be allowed to take the name of William Augustus Woodbury.
James Bowdoin Winthrop, son of Thomas L. Winthrop, Esq. of Boston, a minor, shall be allowed to take the name of James Bowdoin.
[June 16, 1813].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Thomas Kendall, of Boston, sail-maker, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Boyd Kendall.
Silas Cheney, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Silas S. Cheney.
John Torrey, son of Samuel Torrey, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Gore Torrey.
Asa Dennet, a citizen of the U.S.A., and resident at Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles A. Dennet.
John Reed, of Boston, son of Benjamin Reed, of Milton, shall be allowed to take the name of John Walter Reed.
Ebenezer Upton, Jun. of Danvers, shall be allowed to take the name of Eben Sprague Upton.
Mercy Smith, an infant daughter of James Smith, of Marblehead, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Mercy Abigail King Smith.
Moses Moody the 3d, of Newburyport, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Moses Frederic Moody.
Lorenty Spitzenfield Colby, an infant son of John Colby, of Salisbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Edwin John Colby.
George Bartlett 2d, of Charlestown, son of the Hon. Josiah Bartlett, shall be allowed to take the name of George Frederick Bartlett.
William Porter, of Charlestown, shall be allowed to take the name of Frederick William Porter.
Timothy Burbank, of Sherburne, in the county of Middlesex, shall be allowed to take the name of Timothy Kendall.
Lysander Bascom Loveland, an orphan boy, and son of the late Epaphroditus Loveland of Greenfield, in the county of Franklin, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Lysander Loveland Bascom.
Mary Gifford, of Westport, in the county of Bristol, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Ann Wilbour Gifford.
Adam Briggs, a minor, and son of the late Susanna Harrington, of Orange, in the county of Franklin, shall be allowed to take the name of Adams Harrington.
John Rice, of Boston, son of the late Major John Rice, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John H. Rice.
[Feb. 26, 1814].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Charles Adams of Boston, son of Elijah Adams, of Medfield, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Jeremiah Adams.
Welcome Eager of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of William Eager.
John Bradford, of Boston, son of William B. Bradford of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Rufus Bradford.
George Doane of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of George Bartlett Doane.
William Couillard Stodderd, of Salem, trader, son of Ebed Stodderd, of Salem, Ebenezer Couillard Stoddard.
John Babbidge, Jun., of Salem, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of John Laurens Babbidge.
John Osgood, jun. of Salem, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of John Babbidge Osgood.
William Low, of Salem, a minor, and son of David Low, late of Haverhill, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of William Henry Low.
John Browne, the sixth, of Salem, son of Edward Browne of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward John Browne.
John Clarke, of Watertown, in the county of Middlesex, son of Thomas Clarke, Esq. of Watertown, shall be allowed to take the name of John Henry Clarke.
Joseph Tufts, the third of Charlestown, son of Deacon Amos Tufts of the same place, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Frothingham Tufts.
Jesse Harlow Torrey, of Plymouth, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Harlow J. Torrey.
Thomas Damon of Truro, shall be allowed to take the name of William Frederick Josiah Damon.
Walter Johnson 2d, of Leominster, in the county of Worcester, shall be allowed to take the name of Walter Rogers Johnson.
Obadiah Burnham, a minor, and son of Josiah Burnham, of Durham, in the county of Cumberland, shall be allowed to take the name of George Burnham.
Scott Wilkinson, of Thomastown, in the county of Lincoln, attorney at law, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Scott Wilkinson.
[June 14, 1814].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Joseph Adams, of the late firm of Johnson & Adams, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Henry Adams.
Thode Coats, of Middlefield, in the county of Hampshire, shall be allowed to take the name of Theodore Coats.
[June 16, 1813].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
William Andrews, son of Ebenezer T. Andrews, Esq. of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of William Turell Andrews.
Theodore Baker of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of George T. Baker.
James Drew, of Boston, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of James Clement Drew.
Shirley Erving, eldest son of Dr. Shirley Erving, late of Boston, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of William Shirley Erving.
James Moncrieff, of Boston, late an idented apprentice to William H. H. Chealy of Boston, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of James Chealy Moncrieff.
Jonathan Low, of Gloucester, shall be allowed to take the name of James Willis Low.
Stephen Marston of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Stephen Webster Marston.
John Ropes, Jun., a minor, and son of John Ropes Esq. of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of John Haradan Ropes.
John Adams, of Roxbury, in the county of Norfolk, son of Nathan Adams, of Medford, in the county of Middlesex, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Holyoke Adams.
Howard Davis, of Westport, shall be allowed to take the name of John Howard Davis.
Lot Bumpus, jun. of Wareham in the county of Plymouth, shall be allowed to take the name of Lot Bumpus Sullivan.
Major Goodale Ware, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of Goodale Sylvester Ware.
Elizabeth Hyde, of Sandisfield, in the county of Berkshire, daughter of Dr. Jabez Holden, of Sandisfield, and formerly the wife of Agur Hyde, of the same town, shall be allowed to take the name of Elizabeth Smith.
Edwards Morse, of Charlestown, gentleman, son of the Rev. Jedediah Morse D.D. of Charlestown, shall be allowed to take the name of Sydney Edwards Morse.
Mary Emerson Baker, of Newburyport, single woman, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Jane Brown.
March 2, 1815].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
George Lewis Cushing, a minor, and son of the late George Augustus Cushing, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of George Augustus Cushing.
Elisha Goddard, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Francis Edward Goddard.
Pliny Colburn, of South Reading, in the county of Middlesex, shall be allowed to take the name of Augustus George Pliny Colburn.
Henry Thacher, of Biddeford, in the county of York, son of the Hon. George Thacher, of same, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Savage Thacher.
Asa Peabody, of Boston, Esq., shall be allowed to take the name of Augustus Peabody.
[June 15, 1815].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Isaiah Atkins of Boston, gentleman, shall be allowed to take the name of Isaiah Strong Atkins.
John S. Carter, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of John Sigourney Carter.
Samuel Davis of Boston, son of Rufus Davis of Quincy (in the county of Norfolk), shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel S. Davis.
George Foster, son of Samuel Foster of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of George Reginald Foster.
Henry Gray, a minor, and son of Sylvanus Gray of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Gallison Gray.
John Loring of Boston, son of the late Dr. John Loring, shall be allowed to take the name of John James Loring.
John Long of Boston, trader, son of John Long formerly of Oakham (in the county of Worcester), yeoman, shall be allowed to take the name of John W. Long.
Daniel Farrar Melony, of Boston, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of Daniel Farrar.
Ebenezer Wells Ramsay, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Ebenezer Wells.
Thomas Rice, of Boston, merchant, son of the Rev. Asaph Rice of Westminster (in the county of Worcester), shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Kinsey Rice.
Thomas Smith, a minor, and son of William Smith, Esq. of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Carter Smith.
Sally Shannon Goodhue, daughter of Samuel Goodhue of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Susan Adams Goodhue.
Henry Small of Newburyport, gentleman, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Small Ellenwood.
Jacob Jewett, Jun., of Rowley, shall be allowed to take the name of Jacob Clark Jewett.
Harvey Richmond of Worthington, shall be allowed to take the name of Harvey Metcalf.
Job Kittridge of Hinsdale, in the county of Berkshire, shall be allowed to take the name of William Kittridge.
Isaiah Atkins of Roxbury, gentleman, son of Samuel Atkins of Truro, shall be allowed to take the name of Isaiah Malcomb Atkins.
John Batista, of Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk, mariner, shall be allowed to take the name of John Barker.
Robert Dunlap, 2d, of Brunswick, in the county of Cumberland, shall be allowed to take the name of Robert Pinckney Dunlap.
Jesse Barrows of Fryburg, in the county of Oxford, son of Deacon William Barrows of Fryburg, shall be allowed to take the name of John Stuart Barrows.
David Fales, 3d, of Thomaston, in the county of Lincoln, Esq., son of David Fales, Esq. shall be allowed to take the name of David Samuel Fales.
[Feb. 15, 1816].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Stephen Minot Thayer Fogg, of Braintree, in the county of Norfolk, student at law, shall be allowed to take the name of Ebenezer Thayer Fogg.
Mehitable Miller Soper, of Braintree, shall be allowed to take the name of Eliza Mary Thomas Soper.
John Child, of Boston, merchant, son of Daniel Child, of Newton, shall be allowed to take the name of John Richards Child.
Daniel B. Strafford, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Kent B. Strafford.
Lucy Foster, of Billerica, widow, shall be allowed to take the name of Lucy Hill Foster.
John Child, of Boston, merchant, son of Stephen Child, of Roxbury, shall be allowed to take the name of John Weld Child.
Henry Coffin, of Boston, son of John Gorham Coffin, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Rice Coffin.
Loammi Hamilton, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of Alexander Hamilton.
Billy Hancock Grant, son of David Grant, of Wrentham, shall be allowed to take the name of William Hancock Grant.
Israel Lakeman, of Boston, merchant, son of Pelatiah Lakeman, shall be allowed to take the name of David Hinkley Lakeman.
Gorham Benson, of Scituate, shall be allowed to take the name of William Gorham Benson.
George Thacher, 2d, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of shall be allowed to take the name of George Churchill Thacher.
Peace Lee, of Portland, shall be allowed to take the name of Caroline Peace Lee.
David Brownell, of Westport, son of George Brownell, late of Westport, shall be allowed to take the name of David Milk Brownell.
Rebecca Davis, daughter of Samuel Davis, of Newbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Rebecca Kendall Davis.
Jannah Ranny, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of George Jannah Ranny.
William Bradford, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of William Washer Bradford.
Aaron Davis, son of Aaron Davis, of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Aaron Charles Davis.
James Allen, of Boston, merchant, son of Oliver Allen, of Bridgewater, shall be allowed to take the name of James Seymour Allen.
William Spooner, of Boston, son of William Spooner, physician, shall be allowed to take the name of William Jones Spooner.
[June 20, 1816].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
John Platts of Rowley, shall be allowed to take the name of Luther Platts Palmer.
Zerubbabel Kemp of Marblehead, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Kemp.
Tirzah Newcomb of Greenfield in the county of Franklin, shall be allowed to take the name of Tirzah Smead.
Amelia Greenough of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Laura Ann Greenough.
Gideon Snow, Jun. of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Gideon Theodore Snow.
Lemuel Billings of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Lemuel Billings.
Ira Blanchard of Weymouth, shall be allowed to take the name of Ira Henry Thomas Blanchard.
Joseph Cabot of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Sebastian Cabot.
John Rice of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of John Parker Rice.
Asahel Plympton of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Alexander Plympton.
Nathaniel Emmons, son of Samuel Emmons of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Nathaniel Henry Emmons.
James Moulton of Westborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Elijah Russell.
George Lyman, son of Theodore Lyman of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of George Williams Lyman.
[Dec. 14, 1816].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Dudley Atkins Tyng, Jun., of Cambridge, shall be allowed to take the name of Dudley Atkins.
James Chever, the third of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of James W. Chever.
Thomas Smith shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Tarlton Smith.
Edward Loring Davis, of Barnstable, shall be allowed to take the name of Lothrop Davis.
George Kuhn, son of Jacob Kuhn, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of George Horatio Kuhn.
Leonard Cummings Smith of Leomister, shall be allowed to take the name of Crowninshield Van Jerome Smith.
John Platts Palmer, of Rowley, shall be allowed to take the name of John Platts.
Luther Platts of Rowley, shall be allowed to take the name of Luther Platts Palmer.
William Greenough, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of William Hardy Greenough.
Catharine Hay Weld, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Catharine Weld Hay.
John Frost of Cambridge, shall be allowed to take the name of John Henry Augustus Frost.
Oliver Blackman Everett, of Dedham, shall be allowed to take the name of Oliver B. Everett.
Eliza Rider, of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Eliza Rider Atkinson.
Mary Fuller, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Ann Mary Fuller Weld.
Thomas Weld, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Greenleaf Weld.
Samuel Heywood, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel P. Heywood.
William Ward, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of William Haven Ward.
Charles Treadwell, jun., of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Francis Charles Treadwell.
Nathan Webber, of Gloucester, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Webber.
Francis Fay, Jun. of Southborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Francis Ball Fay.
Barnabas Blankinship, of Rochester, shall be allowed to take the name of Barnabas D. Nye.
Laurens Bascom, of Southampton, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Laurens Bascom.
John Gifford, of Westport, in the county of Bristol, shall be allowed to take the name of John Winslow Gifford.
Harriot Bowers, of Billerica, shall be allowed to take the name of Silence Bowers.
Samuel Tenney, Jun., of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Newell Tenney.
Harriet Swett, of Dracut, shall be allowed to take the name of Harriet Swett Varnum.
[June 17, 1817].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Calvin Bailey, son of Calvin Bailey, of Hanover, in the county of Plymouth, shall be allowed to take the name of Bernard Calvin Bailey.
Edward Jenkins, of Scituate, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Henry Jenkins.
Lory Jones, of Greenwich, in the county of Hampshire, shall be allowed to take the name of Lorenzo Baldwin Jones.
John Deblois, son of Stephen Deblois, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John A. Deblois.
Thomas Smalley Delano, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Nathaniel Lewis Nickerson.
Thomas Carter, of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Duncan Carter.
George Carter, of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of George Duncan Carter.
Ithamar Beard, Jun., of Littleton, in the county of Middlesex, shall be allowed to take the name of Ithamar Ames Beard.
Pliny Cutler, 2d, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Pliny Cutler.
John Ward, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of John George Ward.
Henry Gray, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry D. Gray.
Emery Brigham, of Southborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Emery Cushing Brigham.
Thomas Williams, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Kendall Williams.
Henry Hale Gay, son of Mary Gay, of Dedham, shall be allowed to take the name of George Henry Gay.
Larkin Newton, of Southborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Martial Pinkney.
Samuel Putnam, Jun., of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel R. Putnam.
Washington Thayer, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of George Washington Thayer.
John Parker McQuillin, of Beverly, shall be allowed to take the name of John Hills Parker.
Thomas R. Amory, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas C. Amory.
Job Williams, son of Gideon Williams, of Taunton, shall be allowed to take the name of Francis Job Williams.
Adolphus Frederick Packard, of Springfield, shall be allowed to take the name of Frederick Adolphus Packard.
Jacob Thompson Wild, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of James Thompson Wild.
John Low, Jun., of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Vaughan Low.
Charles Adams, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Frederick Adams.
Josiah Trott, of Woolwich, shall be allowed to take the name of Josiah Winship Trott.
Nathan Foster, of Boston, silk dyer, shall be allowed to take the name of Nathan Orris Foster.
Daniel Rogers, Jun., of Gloucester, shall be allowed to take the name of Daniel W. Rogers.
Harriet Walker, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Harriet Walker Boardman.
Francis Shaw Blake, son of Sarah Blake, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Blake.
Lucy Ann Bradlee, daughter of Josiah Bradlee, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Lucy Hall Bradlee.
Edward Augustus Holyoke Turner, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Augustus Holyoke.
[Feb. 24, 1818].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
George Mayo Edgar, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Mayo Graves Edgar.
John Harris, son of the late Samuel Harris, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Welsh Harris.
Daniel Johnson, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Daniel Bridges Johnson.
John Wilkins, of Boston, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of John Fox Wilkins.
Robert Breck Williams, son of Thomas Williams, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Robert Breck Garven Williams.
Daniel Chase Hazeltine, resident in Boston (late of New Hampshire), shall be allowed to take the name of Daniel Hazeltine Chase.
Benjamin Browne, the third, of Salem, apothecary, shall be allowed to take the name of Benjamin F. Browne.
Josiah Newhall, of Lynn, shall be allowed to take the name of Josiah Selkirk Newhall.
Jonathan Phillips, of Lynn, shall be allowed to take the name of Benjamin Jonathan Phillips.
Clementina Harrington, of Southbridge, be, and hereby is confirmed to her the said Clementina.
Henry Martial Pinkney, of Southborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Larkin Newton.
Lucius Paige, son of Timothy Paige, Esq., of Hardwick, shall be allowed to take the name of Lewis Robinson Paige.
Elijah Hoar, of Montague, shall be allowed to take the name of Elijah Hanson, and that his several minor children shall be allowed to take the same name, viz: Lucretia Hanson, Erastus Gunn Hanson, Morilla Hanson, Asahel Gunn Hanson, and Elijah Shaw Hanson.
William Hoar, of Deerfield, shall be allowed to take the name of William Hanson, and that his several minor children shall be allowed to take the same name, viz: Lucy Hanson, Ariel Hanson, Submit Hanson, Flavilla Hanson, John Milton Hanson, Caroline Hanson, Melinda Hanson, Persis Hanson and Edwin Hanson.
Joan Hoar, of Greenfield, shall be allowed to take the name of John Hoar Wheeler.
John Cheney, of Orange, shall be allowed to take the name of John Cheney Hill.
Eliza Stebbins Snow, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of Eliza Snow Stebbins.
Briggs Sampson, of Duxbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Briggs Samson.
Benjamin Sisson, of Westport, shall be allowed to take the name of Benjamin Baylies Sisson.
Marsena Graton, of Sandwich, shall be allowed to take the name of Alwin M. Graton.
Randolph Codman, of Limerick, in the county of York, shall be allowed to take the name of Randolph Augustus Lawrence Codman.
[June 12, 1818].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Joseph Bartlett, 3d, of Plymouth, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Henry Bartlett.
Nathaniel Bishop, Jun., of Winthrop, shall be allowed to take the name of Nathaniel Cony Bishop.
John Brewer, of Framingham, shall be allowed to take the name of John Maitland Brewer.
Abigail Brooks, wife of John Brooks, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Abigail Brooks.
Mary Hart Bull, daughter of James Bull, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of Elizabeth Miller Hart Bull.
Charles Forbes, of Northampton, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles E. Forbes.
George Cary, of Chelsea, shall be allowed to take the name of George Blankern Cary.
Charles Dexter, of Boston, son of Aaron Dexter, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Parker Dexter.
Susanna Lewis Nickolson Delano, daughter of Mercy Delano, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Elizabeth Nickolson.
Edward Gannet, of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Farley.
Samuel Gooch, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Davenport Gooch.
Susan Elizabeth Green, daughter of Andrew Green, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Susan Heath Green.
Charles Hayward, son of Caleb Hayward, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Rice Hayward.
Stephen Little, Jun., of Newbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Stephen William Little.
Lewis Robinson Paige, son of Timothy Paige, of Hardwick, shall be allowed to take the name of Lucius Robinson Paige.
William Paige, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of James William Paige.
Samuel Parker, son of Samuel Lillie Parker, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Lucius Champlin Parker.
Joseph Peabody, 3d, of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph William Peabody.
John Proctor, of Danvers, shall be allowed to take the name of John W. Proctor.
Peter Smith, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Francis Peter Smith.
Joel Thayer, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Joel Frederick Thayer.
Sarah Atherton Thayer, daughter of Stephen Thayer, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Sarah Jackson Thayer.
Sarah Atherton Thayer, daughter of Stephen Thayer, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Sarah Jackson Thayer.
Joseph Henry Jackson, son of Stephen Thayer, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Henry Jackson.
John Glover Teague, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Glover.
Charles Torrey, of Scituate, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Turner Torrey.
Stephen Twist, of Danvers, shall be allowed to take the name of George T. Cook.
Jesse Walcutt, a native of Bolton, now resident of Cambridge, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Baker Walcutt.
Samuel Watson, 2d, of Leicester, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Dexter Watson.
Caleb Winship, of Boston, son of Abiel Winship, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Shepard Winship.
Isaac Van Deuson, 3d, of Great Barrington, shall be allowed to take the name of Isaac Laird Van Deuson.
[Feb. 18, 1819].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
George Joy, son of Benjamin Joy, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Joy.
Sally Sumner Homer, daughter of George Homer, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Sarah Sumner Homer.
Joseph Emery, of Boston, housewright, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph D. Emery.
Major Arms Dickerman, of Boston, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of William Arms Dickerman.
Benjamin Hichborn Fosdick, of Charlestown, shall be allowed to take the name of Benjamin Hichborn.
John Russell Estabrooks, of Cambridge, son of John Estabrooks, late of Cambridge, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of John Brooks Russell.
Benjamin Walton, son of John Walton, of Pepperell, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, shall be allowed to take the name of Benjamin Allen Walton.
Sumner Walton, son of John Walton, shall be allowed to take the name of James Sumner Walton.
Joseph Jewett, 3d, of Rowley, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph M. Jewett.
Nathan Brown, Junior, of Newburyport, shall be allowed to take the name of Nathan William Brown.
Henry Kendall, of Leominster, shall be allowed to take the name of Jonas Henry Kendall.
Isaac Van Deusen, of Great Barrington, son of Isaac Van Deusen, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Isaac I. Van Deusen.
Isaac White, of Buxton, in the county of York, shall be allowed to take the name of Isaac Lamb White.
Enoch Bearce, of Hebron, in the county of Oxford, shall be allowed to take the name of Enoch Fogg Bearce.
William Smith, of Portland, in the county of Cumberland, shall be allowed to take the name of William Rufus Smith.
Luke Barton, of Augusta, in the county of Kennebeck, gentleman, shall be allowed to take the name of Luke Nickols Barton.
Lydia Sears Hall, infant daughter of Hezekiah Hall, of New Sharon, in the county of Kennebeck, shall be allowed to take the name of Maria Louisa Hall.
Joseph Cox, Jun., son of Joseph Cox, resident in the town of Concord, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Wyman.
Samuel Turner, Jun., of Scituate, gentleman, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Adams Turner.
[June 19, 1819].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Charles Blake, of Boston, librarian, son of James Blake, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Lloyd Blake.
Betsey G. Bray, of Boston, single woman, daughter of John Bray, shall be allowed to take the name of Elizabeth Goodwin Bray.
Charles Bullard, of Boston, son of Eli Bullard, of Framingham, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Buckminster Bullard.
James Russell Dutton, son of Warren Dutton, of Boston, Esq., shall be allowed to take the name of James Dutton Russell.
William French, son of Thomas French, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of William Page French.
John Howe, of Boston, victualler, shall be allowed to take the name of John Jay Howe.
Henry Jones, son of Ephraim Jones, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Hartwell Jones.
John Vinton, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Calder Vinton.
Miriam Hayden, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Miriam Sumner Hayden.
Asa Penniman, of Dedham, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Asa Penniman.
Ezra Prior, of Quincy, in the county of Norfolk, mariner, son of Ezra Prior, late of Duxbury, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Ezra William Prior.
Edward Fisher Keith, of Wrentham, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Comstock Fisher.
Freeman Josselyn, of Pembroke, shall be allowed to take the name of Freeman Marshall Josselyn.
Aurora Oldham, of Pembroke, shall be allowed to take the name of Aurora Williams Oldham.
Nehemiah Stockbridge Tubbs, of Pembroke, shall be allowed to take the name of Nehemiah Bisbee Stockbridge.
Zadoc Leonard, of New Bedford, cabinet maker, shall be allowed to take the name of William Henry Leonard.
Eber Baker, of Westport, in the county of Bristol, shall be allowed to take the name of Eber Davis Baker.
Perry Maccomber, Jun., of Darmouth, shall be allowed to take the name of Perry Russell Maccomber.
Joseph Long, of Cambridge, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Augustus Edwin Long.
Joseph Allen, son of Shobal C. Allen, Esq., late of Townsend, deceased, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Shobal Allen.
William Allen, son of Shobal C. Allen, shall be allowed to take the name of William Child Allen.
Warwick Palfray, 3d, of Salem, shall be allowed to take the name of William W. Palfray.
Nancy Mackey, of Andover, single woman, shall be allowed to take the name of Nancy Lois Gardner Mackey.
Jonathan Hoar, of New Salem, in the county of Franklin, shall be allowed to take the name of Jonathan Hanson.
Joseph S. Hopy, and Azuby, children of said Jonathan, shall be allowed to take the surname of Hanson, instead of Hoar.
Anthony Logo, of Ashfield, shall be allowed to take the name of John Clark.
Nathan Keep, of Longmeadow, in the county of Hampden, shall be allowed to take the name of Nathan Cooley Keep.
Winthrop Farrin, of Bath, in the county of Lincoln, shipwright, shall be allowed to take the name of Winthrop G. Farrin.
Jonathan Freeman Dana, of Cambridge, physician, shall be allowed to take the name of James Freeman Dana.
Henry Andrews, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Perkins Andrews.
Job Pierce Porter, of Middleborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Job Pierce.
Babbit Blanchard, of Harvard, in the county of Worcester, shall be allowed to take the name of Grove B. Blanchard.
[Feb. 21, 1820].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Asa Lawrence, 4th, of Groton, shall be allowed to take the name of Asa Farnsworth Lawrence.
Rachel Thayer Soper, of Cambridge, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Francis Soper.
Elisha Dogget Beckford, of Salem, a minor, son of Joshua Beckford, shall be allowed to take the name of John Beckford.
Ephraim Bailey Horne, of Haverhill, combmaker, shall be allowed to take the name of Ephraim Bailey Orne.
William Newhall, of Lynn, ward of Doctor John Lummers, shall be allowed to take the name of Hewson Parrish.
John Morse, Jun., of Amesbury, shall be allowed to take the name of John S. Morse.
Polly Osgood, of Salem, widow, shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Osgood.
Stephen Phillips, Jun., of Salem, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of Stephen Claredon Phillips.
John Moulton, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of John Roberts.
Charles Wells, of Boston, bookbinder, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles Allen Wells.
Charles Lowell Clapp, son of William W. Clapp, shall be allowed to take the name of Charles William Clapp.
Masa Willis, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Horatio M. Willis.
John Henry Parker, a minor, of Boston, son of the Hon. Isaac Parker, shall be allowed to take the name of John Brooks Parker.
Joseph Queen, of Boston, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph French Edwards.
John Wheelwright, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of John Tower Wheelwright.
Henry Felt, of Boston, shall be allowed to take the name of Henry Felt Baker.
Samuel Whitwell, of Boston, son of Benjamin Whitwell, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Sprague Whitwell.
Jonathan Ferry, Jun., of Brimfield, in the county of Hampden, shall be allowed to take the name of Jonathan Saunders Ferry.
John Shaw, of New Marlborough, shall be allowed to take the name of John Forsyth Shaw.
Prince Shaw, of New Marlborough, shall be allowed to take the name of Edward Shaw.
Joseph Adams, of Roxbury, shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Thornton [second letter hard to read] Adams.
Rebecca Miller Thayer of Braintree, daughter of the late Atherton Thayer, Esq., shall be allowed to take the name of Rebecca Atherton Thayer.
Theodore Mayhew, student at law, of Chilmark, in the county of Dukes, shall be allowed to take the name of Theodore Gardner Mayhew.
Giles Hosier, of Nantucket, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of William Giles Hosier.
Samuel Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Bradley, and the minor children, viz:
Bethuel Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Bethuel Bradley.
Josiah Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Josiah Bradley.
David Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of David Bradley.
Abigail Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Abigail Bradley.
James Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of James Bradley.
Jane Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Jane Bradley.
Alonzo Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Alonzo Bradley.
William Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of William Bradley.
all of Colraine, in the county of Franklin.
Robert M. Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Robert M. Bradley.
John Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of John Bradley.
Hugh Fosket shall be allowed to take the name of Hugh Bradley.
[June 17, 1820].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
John Hayden, Jun., son of John Hayden, of Cambridge, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of John Cole Hayden.
Abel Wrifford, of Boston, writing master, shall be allowed to take the name of Allison Wrifford.
Sarah Davis Dorr, daughter of William Dorr, of Dorchester, shall be allowed to take the name of Sarah Whitney Davis Dorr.
Thomas Green, of Boston, printer, shall be allowed to take the name of Thomas Allen Green.
Jacob Read, Junior, of Salem, trader, shall be allowed to take the name of John Read.
Nathaniel Fisher, of Boston, merchant, shall be allowed to take the name of George N. Fisher.
William Luscomb, 3d, of Salem, son of William Luscomb, junior, late of Salem, painter, deceased, may take the name of William George Luscomb.
Thomas Woodbridge Hooper, of Boston, may take the name of Thomas Woodbridge.
Flavel Fay of Northborough, trader, may take the name of John Flavel Fay.
Charles Parsons, of Boston, merchant, son of Thomas Parsons, of Boston, merchant, may take the name of Charles Thomas Parsons.
Consider Howland Hammatt, of Boston, merchant, may take the name of Charles Howland Hammatt.
Elizabeth Stickney, daughter of Thomas Stickney, late of Worcester, deceased, may take the name of Elizabeth Stickney Ward.
Tilley Rice, of Worcester, may take the name of George Tilley Rice.
John Tappan, junior, son of John Tappan, of Boston, merchant, may take the name of John Gallison Tappan.
Darius Holbrook, jun., of Boston, merchant, may take the name of Darius Blake Holbrook.
Phineas James Whitney, of Shirley, son of Thomas Whitney, Esquire, may take the name of James Phineas Whitney.
John Jones, of Boston, jeweller, may take the name of John Belknap Jones.
De Lucena Palmer, of Amherst, may take the name of Frederick Augustus Palmer.
Agnes Bradlee, daughter of John W. Bradlee, of Boston, may take the name of Agnes Love Bradlee.
Thomas H. Oliver, of Salem, gentleman, may take the name of Henry Kemble Oliver.
Lillie Phelps, of Charlestown, may take the name of Elisha Lillie Phelps.
Argalus Thomas, of Western, innholder, may take the name of Samuel B. Thomas.
Abraham Hammatt, son of William Hammatt, late of Boston, deceased, may take the name of Abraham Barker Hammatt.
Joseph Stanley, of Danvers, shoemaker, may take the name of Joseph Ober Prescott.
Daniel Sigourney, of Boston, son of Daniel Sigourney, late of Chelsea, may take the name of Daniel Andrew Sigourney.
Nathan Tufts, 3d, of Charlestown, son of Amos Tufts, blacksmith, may take the name of Nathan Adams Tufts.
Abigail Stone, of Lincoln, single woman, and daughter of Gregory Stone, may take the name of Abigial Hartwell Stone.
Silas Prouty, of Scituate, mariner, may take the name of Silas Penniman.
Benjamin Downes, of Newburyport, may take the name of Benjamin Robert Downes.
John Harris, of Boston, of the firm of Gores and Harris, may take the name of John Sharrad Harris.
Henry Weed, of Dana, may take the name of Henry Stinson Weed.
Pelham Bonney, of Pembroke, may take the name of Pelham Winslow Bonney.
William Josselyn, of Pembroke, may take the name of William Warren Josselyn.
[Feb. 14, 1821].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Ebenezer Dorr, jun., of Boston, may take the name of Ebenezer Ritchie Dorr.
Peter Albertus Von Hagen, jun., of Boston, may take the name of Davis Coolidge Ballard.
Ebenezer May Meriam, of Boston, may take the name of George May Meriam.
James Otis, jun., merchant, of Boston, may take the name of James Allen Gardner Otis.
John Cooper of Boston, may take the name of John Brown Frazier Russell.
Rachel Coddington Thayer, of Boston, may take the name of Caroline C. Thayer.
Ebenezer C. Thayer, of Boston, may take the name of Nathaniel Thayer.
Thomas Goodwin, of Boston, son of Thomas Goodwin, formerly of Portland, may take the name of Thomas Croswell Goodwin.
Ira Smith, of Boston, printer, may take the name of Fernando Victor Smith.
William Balch, 3d, of Bradford, may take the name of William Savory Balch.
Daniel Stickney, jun., of Bradford, may take the name of Daniel Balch Stickney.
Samuel Stickney, jun., of Rowley, may take the name of Samuel Warren Stickney.
Joseph Moody Stickney, of Rowley, may take the name of Joseph Pike Stickney.
Samuel Lunt, jun., of Newbury, son of Nicholas Lunt, may take the name of Samuel Laban Scott Lunt.
Eleazer Bradshaw Edes, son of the late Peter Edes, of Charlestown, may take the name of Eleazer Edes Bradshaw.
Calvin Sanger, jun., son of Calvin Sanger, Esq., of Sherburne, may take the name of Calvin Phipps Sanger.
Asa Jarvis, of Concord, son of Francis Jarvis, of Concord, may take the name of Edward Asa Jarvis.
Josiah Nottage, trader, of Cambridge, may take the name of Josiah Nottage Marshall.
Marshall Stone, of East Sudbury, may take the name of Marshall Damon Spring Stone.
Asa Augustus Miles, of Ashburnham, son of Captain Isaac Miles, of Waltham, may take the name of Augustus Strong.
David Stone, of Grafton, son of Gregory Stone, may take the name of Gregory David Stone.
Solomon Sylvester Ware, of Chesterfield, in the county of Hampshire, may take the name of Jonathan Sylvester Ware.
John Van Deusen, of Great Barrington, may take the name of John C. Van Deusen.
Helen Bartlett, of Roxbury, daughter of Doctor John Bartlett, may take the name of Ann Matilda Bartlett.
Jonathan Battle, of Dover, may take the name of Jonathan Battell, and that each of his children, viz: Jonathan, Ralph, Leonard, Clarissa, Adeline, and Mehitable, may take the name of Battell.
Meshack Fifield, of Nantucket, trader, son of Mark Fifield, of New Hampshire, may take the name of Henry Fifield.
Atkins Dyer Pocock, of Wellfleet, in the county of Barnstable, may take the name of Atkins Dyer.
John Woodward Perry, of Seekonk, in the county of Bristol, may take the name of John Perry Woodward.
[June 15, 1821].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
William Hart Bowles, bookseller, may take the name of William Ralph Hart Bowles.
John Dana, merchant, may take the name of John Bridge Dana.
Deborah Eunson, may take the name of Deborah Lincoln.
Peter Nathaniel Greene, printer, may take the name of Nathaniel Greene.
Pelham Holmes, jun., merchant, may take the name of James Lobdell Holmes.
Joseph Eckley Huntington, son of the late Rev. Joshua Huntington, may take the name of Joshua Huntington.
Jason Jay Jerome, may take the name of John Jay Jerome.
Sophia Lapham, widow, may take the name of Sophia Dunbar, and that her son, Charles Howard Lapham, a minor, may take the name of Charles Howard Dunbar.
Charles Spring, merchant, may take the name of Charles Augustus Spring.
Edward Stevens, gentleman, may take the name of Edward Lowe Stevens.
John Thayer, a minor, son of Rev. Nathaniel Thayer, of Lancaster, may take the name of John Eliot Thayer.
John Trull, distiller, son of John Trull, late of Tewksbury, husbandman, deceased, may take the name of John Wyman Trull.
Edward Erving, son of the late Doctor Shirley Erving, deceased, may take the name of Edward Shirley Erving.
Jonathan Stearns, grocer, son of David Stearns, late of Weston, may take the name of Jonathan Packard Stearns.
Elizabeth Cleaveland, a minor, daughter of Parker Cleaveland, of Rowley, may take the name of Elizabeth Abigail Cleaveland.
Hannah Hardy, of Bradford, single woman, daughter of Reuben Hardy, of Bradford, deceased, may take the name of Hannah Coves Hardy.
Joseph Hoyt, jun., of Amesbury, chaise maker, may take the name of Job Hoyt.
Jacob Boardman Patten, of Amesbury, gentleman, may take the name of Charles Boardman Patten.
Herbert Peabody, a minor, son of Samuel Peabody, jun., of Salem, may take the name of Herbert Cheever Peabody.
Ebenezer Sargent, of Amesbury, potter, may take the name of Smith Sargent.
Mary Ann Cleaveland Spalding, of Byfield, may take the name of Mary Ann Cleaveland.
Sarah Toppan Boardman, a minor, daughter of Offin Boardman, of Newburyport, may take the name of Sarah Greenleaf Boardman.
Clement Trickey, of Salem, trader, may take the name of Clement Tracy.
William Blanchard, a minor, son of Isaac Blanchard, of Charlestown, may take the name of Sampson Stoddard Blanchard.
Napoleon Bonaparte Hemenway, of Framingham, may take the name of Charles Hemenway.
Billey Onthank, of Holliston, may take the name of William Newton Onthank.
Amos Prescott, laborer, of Westford, now resident of Pepperell, may take the name of Amos Fletcher Prescott.
Frederick Manson, jun., of Cambridge, printer, may take the name of Frederick Hurlburt Manson.
Ira Sawyer, of Marlborough, laborer, may take the name of Alfred Ira Sawyer.
Nathan Weston, of Charlestown, schoolmaster, may take the name of Alexander Nathan Weston.
Amos Cox, of Weston, son of Joseph Cox, of Waltham, may take the name of Daniel Wyman.
Silas Allen, of Dorchester, may take the name of William Winthrop Allen.
George Minott, 3d, of Dorchester, may take the name of George Nathaniel Minott.
Willard Savage, of Needham, may take the name of Alonzo Temple.
Alice Sumner, of Brookline, may take the name of Alice Elizabeth Sumner.
William Mendell, 2d, of Rochester, in the county of Plymouth, may take the name of William P. Mendell.
John Thurston, 3d, of Lancaster, trader, may take the name of John Gates Thurston.
Peter Hunt, Jun., of Seekonk, may take the name of Peter Brown Hunt.
Darius Morris, of Springfield, student at law, may take the name of Richard Darius Morris.
[Feb. 18, 1822].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Jesse Holbrook, of Boston, merchant, may take the name of Henry I. Holbrook.
George Howe, of Boston, bookbinder, may take the name of George Gedney Howe.
John Tarbox Balch, of Newburyport, merchant, may take the name of John Theodore Balch.
Amos Buss, of Salem, trader, may take the name of Amos Sawyer Thornton.
Richard Wheatland, 3d, of Salem, gentleman, may take the name of Richard Goodhue Wheatland.
Francis Huntress, of Salisbury, a minor, may take the name of Joshua Follensbee.
1. Timothy Brown, of Reading, painter, may take the name of Timothy Noyes Brown.
2. Sarah Brown, of Billerica, may take the name of Sarah Putnam Brown.
The above 2: Children of Timothy Brown of Tewksbury.
Daniel Hunt of Weymouth, cordwainer, may take the name of Albert Hunt.
Jahleel Brenton, of Plymouth, printer, may take the name of James Jahleel Brenton.
Joseph Carpenter, 2d, of Rochester, housewright, may take the name of Joseph Carpenter Brown.
Sherebiah Hunt, jun., of Ashburnham, may take the name of Charles S. Hunt.
Benjamin Savage, of Grafton, husbandman, may take the name of Benjamin Dillingham Phelps.
Zenas Studley, of Western, housewright, may take the name of Henry Zenas Studley.
Squire Wood, of Grafton, may take the name of Abijah Wood.
George Williams, of Deerfield, may take the name of John George Williams.
[June 15, 1822].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
Grace Baker, single woman, may take the name of Lucretia Baker.
Isaac Brown, druggist, may take the name of John Isaac Brown.
Ebnezer Door Child, son of David W. Child, may take the name of Edward Vernon Child.
Charles Fessenden may take the name of Charles Phillips Fessenden.
Charles Lee, merchant, may take the name of Charles Henry Lee.
Isaac Osgood, counsellor at law, may take the name of Isaac Peabody Osgood.
William Parker, son of Jonas Parker, of Pepperell, may take the name of William Gay Parker.
Lucy Parsons, daughter of the late Hon. Theophilus Parsons, may take the name of Lucy Greenleaf Parsons.
George Roulston, son of John Roulston, riding-master, may take the name of John Stephen Roulston.
George Shepherd, trader, may take the name of George Adams Shepherd.
Robert Gibbs Southack may take the name of Robert Southack Gibbs.
Edward Williams, merchant, may take the name of Edward Alexander Williams.
William Winchester, son of Edmund Winchester, may take the name of William Parsons Winchester.
All of the above 'of Boston'.
Benjamin Deland Cox, of Lynn, cordwainer, may take the name of William Benjamin Dana.
Edward Stanely Dean, son of Thomas Dean, of Salem, mariner, may take the name of Edward Dean.
Jonathan Osborn, 3d, son of Richard Osborn, of Danvers, may take the name of Jonathan W. Osborn.
Paine Sargent, of Newbury, chaise maker, may take the name of Paine Wingate Sargent.
Cornelius L. Wyatt, laborer, of Wenham, may take the name of Cornelius Larcom Preston.
Samuel Wyatt, laborer, of Wenham, may take the name of Samuel Preston.
Elizabeth Hedley, of Rochester, may take the name of Elizabeth Wing Hedley.
Harriot Dinsmore, daughter of Amos Parker, of Reading, may take the name of Harriot Brigden Parker.
Elijah Bingham Wright, of Pepperell, house-wright, may take the name of William Otis.
James Carter, of Lancaster, son of James Carter, of Leominster, may take the name of James Gordon Carter.
Henry Hills, of Leominster, may take the name of George Henry Hills.
Nathan Fisher, of Dover, trader, may take the name of Nathan Mason Fisher.
James Thayer, of Weymouth, cordwainer, may take the name of James Eliphas Thayer.
Rebecca Smith Rice, adopted daughter of Moses Smith, physician, of Hawley, in the county of Franklin, may take the name of Rebecca Ann Smith.
Henry Sheldon, son of Charles Sheldon, late of Springfield, deceased, may take the name of Henry W. Sheldon.
[Feb. 8, 1823].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
William Adams, of Boston, schoolmaster, may take the name of William Joseph Adams.
Guy Middleton, of Lee, laborer, may take the name of John Middleton.
John Andrews, of Boston, founder, may take the name of George Canning Franklin Andrews.
Mary Poor, of Haverhill, single woman, may take the name of Mary Sargeant Poor.
Minerva Parker, of Hawley, may take the name of Catharine Minerva Lilley.
John Bridge, jun., of Boston, may take the name of John Dana Bridge.
Timothy Morrill, jun., of Salisbury, trader, may take the name of Timothy Pilsbury Morrill.
Catharine Hannah Adams Willard, of Charlestown, may take the name of Catharine Hannah Adams.
Peter Dow, of Haverhill, housewright, may take the name of Charles W. Dow.
Ezra Gates, of Ashby, may take the name of Ezra Coolidge Gates.
John Stevens, of West Newbury, may take the name of Luther Green Stevens.
Reuben Stackpole, of Boston, may take the name of Reuben Markham Stackpole.
Tabitha Henderson, of Charlestown, single woman, may take the name of Tabitha Wilder.
Elisha Williams, of Boston, may take the name of Elisha Scott Williams.
Edmund Colburn, of Boston, may take the name of Edmund Wesley Colburn.
William Trowbridge, of Worcester, mechanic, may take the name of William Frederick Trowbridge.
Mariet Jones, of Boston, single woman, may take the name of Maria Jones.
Asa Green, of Northborough, may take the name of Asahel Wood Green.
Oliver Webster, of Otis, a minor, may take the name of Oliver Post Webster.
George Wells, a member of Harvard University, may take the name of George Wadsworth Wells.
[June 14, 1823].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
William Cleverly, of Weymouth, may take the name of William Coolidge.
Rachel Cleverly, wife of William Cleverly of Weymouth, may take the name of Rachel Coolidge.
Phebe Thayer Cleverly, of Weymouth, minor, may take the name of Phebe Thayer Coolidge.
William Beal Cleverly, of Weymouth, minor, may take the name of Charles Coolidge.
Lucy Ann Cleverly, of Weymouth, minor, may take the name of Lucy Ann Coolidge.
Thomas Haskins, may take the name of Thomas Waldo Haskins.
Mary Holden Jackson, may take the name of Mary Howard Jackson.
James Brewer, of Boston, a minor, son of Elizabeth Brewer, may take the name of James Hamilton Brewer.
Elam Clark, Jun., of Easthampton, may take the name of Elam Colhoun Clarke.
George Callender, of Boston, son of the late Joseph Callender, grocer, may take the name of George Henry Callender.
Ashbell Brigham, of Boston, may take the name of William Ashbell Brigham.
John Andrews, of Boston, may take the name of John Brooks Andrews.
Jesse J. Sleeper, of Boston, may take the name of Romanzo Warwick Montgomery.
Hervey Divol, of Winchendon, county of Worcester, may take the name of Abel Hervey Wilder.
Lilbourne Boyd Drane, a member of Harvard University, may take the name of Robert Brent Drane.
William Metcalf Cobb, of Holden, minor, may take the name of William Cobb Metcalf.
Bela Burns, of Boston, may take the name of William Lovejoy Burns.
Jeremiah Sprague, of Boston, may take the name of George James Sprague.
John Haven Dexter, of Boston, merchant, son of Aaron Dexter, physician, may take the name of John Coffin Dexter.
Elizabeth Knapp, of Newburyport, a minor, daughter of Mary Knapp, widow, may take the name of Jane Knapp.
Lyman Stetson, son of Bela Stetson, of Chesterfield, may take the name of William Lyman Stetson.
Mary Emerson Knight, daughter of Joseph Knight, of Newbury, minor, may take the name of Mary Jane Knight.
John Peirce Batchelder, of Danvers, may take the name of John Barchelder Peirce.
James New, of Boston, may take the name of James Edwards New.
Shepherd Gifford, of Westport, may take the name of Charles Shepherd Gifford.
Barker Gifford, of Westport, may take the name of Stephen Barker Gifford.
James Laha, of Gloucester, may take the name of James Green.
Jonathan Hitchcock, of West Stockbridge, may take the name of Jonathan Wright Hitchcock.
Josiah Foster, 5th, son of Josiah Foster, 3d, of Beverly, may take the name of Josiah Lovett Foster.
Benjamin Knight Dunbering, of Salem, may take the name of Benjamin Knight.
Tryphosa Kenrick, of Newton, may take the name of Mary Eleanor Kenrick.
Archelaus Fuller, of Middleton, may take the name of Archelaus Putnam Fuller.
Samuel Hazen, of Westborough, cooper, may take the name of Henry Otis.
Stephen Glover Spurr, of Quincy, may take the name of Stephen Elisha Glover.
Russell Glover Spurr, of Quincy, may take the name of Russell Edward Glover.
Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of Charlestown, may take the name of Ebenezer Thorndike.
Nathaniel Tarbox, son of Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of Charlestown, may take the name of Ebenezer Thorndike.
Catherine Tarbox, daughter of Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of Charlestown, may take the name of Catherine Thorndike.
[Feb. 7, 1824].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
William Andrews, of Boston, merchant, may take the name of William Stutson Andrews.
Joseph Bradford, of Boston, merchant, may take the name of Joseph Nash Bradford.
Reuben Field, of Williamsburg, may take the name of Luther Franklin Sanderson.
Henry Strong, of Northampton, may take the name of William Augustus Strong.
Payson Kendall, of Boston, may take the name of Henry Payson Kendall.
Mary Warren, of Lincoln, in the county of Middlesex, may take the name of Mary Fassit.
Caroline Emery, of Newburyport, may take the name of Caroline Smith Emery.
[Feb. 24, 1825].

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
John Dunn may take the name of John C. Dunn.
John Fessenden, may take the name of John Peirce Fessenden.
Asaph Churchill Leeds may take the name of Theodore Churchill Leeds.
Pierre Francois Henry Thomas Wilson Mervill, a minor, may take the name of Thomas Wilson Melvill.
Lucius Champlin Parker may take the name of Samuel Parker.
Thomas Jefferson Shed may take the name of Samuel Adams Shed. all the above of Boston.
Charles Holland, of Salem, may take the name of Lucius Deluce.
Charles Putnam, of Salem, may take the name of Charles Fisk Putnam.
John Park, Jun., of Groton, may take the name of John Gray Park.
Eliza Gardner, of Leominster, may take the name of Elizabeth Greenleaf Gardner.
Esther Sewall Gardner, of Leominster, may take the name of Ann Sewall Gardner. Henry Lane, of Lancaster, may take the name of Jonas Henry Lane.
Clarissa Lee, of Douglas, may take the name of Clarissa Johnson.
Richard Lard, of Enfield, may take the name of Richard Gardner.
Ebenezer Penniman, Jun., of Braintree, may take the name of Daniel Penniman.
John Clapp, of Easton, may take the name of Henry Porter Clark.
Abigail Clapp, of Easton, his wife, may take the name of Abigail Jackson Clark. Zebina Sumner, of Taunton, may take the name of Edward H. Sumner.
Asa Briggs, of West Bridgewater, may take the name of Henry Ellis Briggs.
Heny Wade, of Scituate, may take the name of Henry Stockbridge Wade.
Aaron Ayres, of Boston, physician, may take the name of Aaron Andrews.
[June 18, 1825].

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