Archdiocese of Boston: St. Patrick (Roxbury) now searchable

St. Patrick (Roxbury) from James Sullivan’s One Hundred Years of Progress, page 51.

Today we’ve added ten new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Patrick (Roxbury). This update adds over 72,600 records and over 270,400 names to search.

St. Patrick’s was established in 1836 to serve the Catholics of “Roxbury, Brookline, and Brighton” (Sullivan, p. 49). Originally the church was situated a little south of the South End, on Northampton Street in between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue. In the 1870s as the Catholic population grew, parish boundaries shifted. A new church (still in use) was built further south at the intersection of Dudley and Magazine Streets. The building of the new church began in 1873. The approximate location of the old church is about a 15 minute walk from the new church today. Below I’m including a map which shows the approximate locations of each church (again, the Northampton Street address is an estimate based on the description given in James Sullivan’s One Hundred Years of Progress).

Approximate locations of old and new St. Patrick’s churches (marked with yellow/gold pins)

We’d like to thank volunteers Sandy Caldwell, Matthew Murphy, Judy Welna, Pat Harney, Sarah Collins, Holly Caughlan, Tim Belgrad, Marie Wells, Kathleen Oberley, Gig Moineau, Nancy Johnson, Loretta Brown-Aldrich, Bob Rainville, Jeananne Piper Grady, Lauren Jefferson, Arlys LaFehr, Carolyn Jack, Fran Weaver, Rick Lagueux, Toni Lattimer, Michelle Kearns, Amelia Devin Freedman, Alayna Travaglione, Katherine Marshall-Mayer, Liz Barnett, Mary Coyne, Jim Alcauskas, Eileen McCarthy, Meredith Madyda, Maureen Keillor, Paul McCool, Sam Sturgis and Angela Napolitano for their help making this parish available on our site.

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1836-1852
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1852-1858
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1858-1871
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1872-1882
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1883-1890
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1890-1906
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1871-1894
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1894-1920
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Marriages, 1836-1881
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Marriages, 1881-1902

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