Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Royalton was originally chartered on November 23, 1769, by King George III through the Royal Lieutenant Governor of New York. The town was re-chartered by the Independent Republic of Vermont on December 20, 1781.

The earliest public record in Royalton is in the Proprietors’ Records and is dated February 1781. Records dating prior to 1780 were destroyed in the Royalton Raid.[1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

History of Royalton, Vermont, with family genealogies, 1769-1911, by Mary Evelyn Wood Lovejoy - Book is available online.

Royalton, Vermont, by Hope Nash - Find this book in a library.

Vital Records
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Royalton is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of modern Royalton.

The Family History Library has microfilm of Plat maps and surveys of Royalton, Vermont, 1969-1974.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Royalton. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windsor County, website at this link.

Royalton[edit | edit source]
  • Dewey Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Howe-Hickey Cemetery (aka Hickey Cemetery, Howe Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Metcalf Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • North Royalton Cemetery- inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Perrin Family Cemetery #1 - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
South Royalton[edit | edit source]

Churches
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1. First Congregational Church of Royalton
4226 Vermont Route 14
PO Box 804
Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 728-6626

2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
175 LDS Ln.
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7784

3. United Church of South Royalton
P. O. Box 116
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7690

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Royalton Town records 1762-1952 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Royalton Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1784-1916, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1762-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1762-1997 and Town records, 1788-1880.

Royalton Town Clerk
23 Alexander Pl
PO Box 680
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7207
Email: royalclerk@bluemoo.net
Website: http://royaltonvt.com/

Newspapers
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Rutland Herald Newspaper

Valley News

The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Royalton Historical Society
4184 VT Route 14
Royalton, VT 05068
Email: John.Dumville@state.vt.us
Phone: (802) 763-8567

Family History Center - South Royalton
Dairy Hill Road,
South Royalton, VT
Phone: (802) 763-7784

Royalton Memorial Library
23 Alexander Pl.
South Royalton, VT
Phone: (802) 763-7094
Website: http://www.royaltonlibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

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