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Town Records on Paupers
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Created By:Carol

I am looking for where I might find specific information on paupers in Bristol County, MA in the late 1700s-early 1800s.  

Thanks


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Created By:Dale H. Cook
Do you have any particular towns in mind?

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net

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Created By:Carol

Hi,

Rehobeth/Seekonk area.  I'm looking for James Pettis and his family.  He was listed as a pauper.  According to a court case I found, he lived in Rehobeth from 1768 to 1799, married Mary Streeter in 1768.  He moved to Hopkinton in 1799 where he was supported as a pauper until 1819 when he was returned to Rehobeth by Hopkinton.  

Thanks,

Carol McQuinn


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Created By:Dale H. Cook

 

 

 

> Rehobeth/Seekonk area.


Ah, I was hoping you were looking in Plymouth Co. as I know of some decent resources for the subject in that county.

A resource that might be worth exploring is Richard LeBaron Bowen, Early Rehoboth: Documented Historical Studies of Families and Events in This Plymouth Colony Township, 4 Volumes (Rehoboth, MA: Privately Printed, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1950).

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net

 

 



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