Natick lies in the southern end of Middlesex County surrounded by Dover, Framingham, Needham, Sherburne, Wayland, and Weston. It was (very generously!) granted to the Indians by the General Court in 1650, and was known for its Indian church. Like the other volumes in the series, this one contains birth, marriage, and death records as derived from the town books, church records, cemetery surveys, and county records, and is an important sources of genealogical data on eastern Massachusetts. Many of the births recorded here pre-date by several decades the formation of the District in 1761, so they may have actually occurred elsewhere, whereas the marriages are predominantly after 1761.
Thomas R. Baldwin