Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Westford, Massachusetts
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Westford by Paula Eldridge, CFP

   Located about 25 miles NorthWest of Boston, Massachusetts, two native American tribes lived in the area in 1653; th Pawtuckets or Wamesits, and the Nashobas.

In 1653, The plantation of Chelmsford was granted, and two years later the town was incorportated. By 1660, the natives no longer used the land, and slowly there was a progression of settlers moving Northwesterly from the center of Chelmsford. In the early 1700s, these settlers began the request for their own meetinghouse, and in 1724 this was granted, as the "West Precinct of Chelmsford".

A church was formed in 1727, and the town of Westford, was incorporated on 23 September 1729.

Remember, I am human (perhaps unfortunate), and I occasionally make mistakes or I make available, information from sources that are not always reliable. Please VERIFY all information from PRIMARY sources, whenever possible. Sources are available, when known, upon request.

   I have been involved in genealogy for the over 10 years and I am a member of The New England Historical and Genealogical Society, The American and Canadian Genealogical Society, and the Westford Historical Society. The information made available to you is from a variety of sources including first hand information, town or state vital records, church and cemetery records, published genealogies, emails from other researchers or descendants, and information available at many of the genealogy websites.


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