Third Supplement to Torrey's, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (paperback)

$ 37.00

Author:  Melinde Lutz Sanborn  

Published:  2003  

Paperback, 379 pages

Condition:  Very good, slight damage to cover

Clarence Almon Torrey's "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" is the most complete index of its kind, naming almost 99% of the married couples in New England before 1700. Over a period of forty years Torrey extracted every available reference to marriages of early New England settlers from thousands of books and journals in the library of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, creating the most frequently consulted finding-aid in all of early New England genealogy. When he died in 1962, his manuscript had achieved almost legendary fame. In 1991 Melinde Sanborn produced the first supplement to Torrey, a work that was developed largely from additions, corrections, and deletions that had appeared in the major genealogical journals in the nearly thirty years since Torrey's death. Four years later, in 1995, she produced the second supplement, which also drew extensively on periodical literature (from 1991 to 1995), but had a greater emphasis on the unpublished work of some of the leading New England genealogists and also derived from studies of English marriages of colonial immigrants and from studies of immigrant clusters