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West Newbury Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of West Newbury is an ongoing effort, and this page will be revised as needed. If you have cemetery information or gravestone transcriptions that you would like to share please send me email.

     Where I have been able to determine it, the records repository for a cemetery is indicated. In the entries for the individual cemeteries, if one has its own web site or a portion of a web site the cemetery name provides a link to that site. When the location of a cemetery is known there are links to street and topographic maps to help you find it, as well as a brief description of the location and. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a seperate section listing all online and published gravestone transcriptions that I have found for these cemeteries.

     When a cemetery has had more than one name during its history the first name listed is the one by which it is usually known today, and alternative names are listed in square brackets. In some cases a cemetery has been abandoned, its burials have been removed to another cemetery, or its location has been lost. In those cases the name indicates that it is a cemetery site, meaning that no gravestones are to be found there. The year in parenthesis next to a cemetery name is my best estimate of the year in which that cemetery was established. In some cases the year is mentioned in town records, a town history or some other source. In other cases it is the year of the oldest gravestone for which I have found a record.

     A note on the Topographic Maps: In the past I have used links to online map servers to display topographic maps. That allowed visitors to zoom and pan those maps. However, changes to those online map servers have necessitated occasional revisions to my many cemetery pages, and on more than one occasion I have had to change the server used. This has meant a great deal of work as I have about fifty cemetery pages online or under construction. A change to the server which I have most recently used has prompted be to abandon the use of topographic map servers and to replace them with images of scanned maps. While this may not be quite as satisfactory to visitors my increasing genealogical work load has necessitated it.


 

Bridge St. Cemetery (1724)
Bridge St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.2.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.7.

Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Follansbee
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northeast side of Bridge St. opposite Hickory lane.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Crane Neck Hill Cemetery (1747)
Crane Neck Hill St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.5.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.9.
MACRIS designation WNB.802

Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Haley
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Off of the northeast side of Crane Neck Hill St., south of Middle St. and across the road from Crane Neck Hill.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Goodridge Farm Cemetery
[Goodrich/Poor Burial Ground]

Indian Hill St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.8.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North of the intersection of Indian Hill St. and South St. on private property.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave. The notes there mistakenly identify this cemetery as MACRIS WNB.803 (West Newbury Graveyard #2), which is actually the Sawyer Burying Ground.


Merrimack Cemetery (1803)
Pleasant St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.3.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.8.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northwest Corner of the intersection of Pleasant St. and Dole Place.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Ordway Farm Cemetery (1803)
[Ordway Burying Ground]

C. W. Ordway Farm, West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.9.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.11.

Location:   Not yet determined.


Quaker Cemetery (1808)
[Friends' Burying Place]

Turkey Hill Rd., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.6.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.10.
MACRIS designation WNB.801


Image from MACRIS web site

Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Gant
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between the west side of Turkey Hill Rd. and the east edge of Upper Artichoke Reservoir.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Rural Cemetery (1832)
Chase St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.4.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Chase St. between Main St. and Middle St.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Sawyer Burying Ground (1843)
Indian Hill St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.7.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.9.
MACRIS designation WNB.803

Topographic Map

Location:   South of Indian Hill St. on east bank of pond about ½ mile from the road. The MACRIS description of the location is from 1973, and a pond in the area may have now flooded the site.

Note:   Two Sawyer stones have been moved from the middle of the field and are lying against a wall.


Walnut Hill Cemetery (1725)
Bachelor St., West Newbury, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Newbury as G.R.1.
and in in Vital Records of Newbury as G.R.6.

Topographic Map

Location:   Northeast side of Bachelor St. between Middle St. and Sawmill Brook Rd.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Susan Follansbee, Cemetery Records of West Newbury, Massachusetts (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1997).

W. J. Haley, Crane Neck Cemetery (1951 ms. at NEHGS, Mss/C/3044).

Howard U. Gant, List Of Burials, Quaker Cemetery, Turkey Hill Road, W. Newbury, Mass. (1992 ms. at NEHGS, Mss/C/4252).

 

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