1728Annisquam became the Third Parish.Government and Public Service, Location and Setting, City Government, Neighborhoods

Minutes of Town Meeting, January 24, 1727/1728. Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762, 1762, p. 115.
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In 1726, about 40 people petitioned the General Court to build a meeting house, which was finally granted two years later. The town consented “that the inhabitants of Annisquam, and those that live on the northerly side of the Cape, so far southerly as the southerly side of Pigeon Hill pasture, and from thence westerly on a line to the bridge that is over the brook on the southwesterly side of John Tucker, jun.’s house, and thence by said brook as it leadeth into the cove called Goose Cove, and thence by said cove to Annisquam River, should be set off as a precinct by themselves, to maintain a gospel minister among them.” Later the same year, following confirmation by the General Court, Annisquam became a separate parish. (Town Records, 115)

Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, https://archive.org/details/GLOOriginalRecords16941762Images/mode/2up "Founding of Third Parish." Document. [ca. 1880–1990]. Digital Commonwealth, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/s4655r429.
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