VITAL RECORDS OF MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, TO THE YEAR 1850.
THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote
passed by the NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901, as follows:
Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late
Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called
the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing
the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the
Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements
as may be necessary for such Publication. And the treasurer is
hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by
the Council for this purpose.
Committee on Publications.
C. B. TlLLINGHAST, FRANCIS EvERETT BLAKE,
CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, DON
EDMUND DANA BARBOUR.
HENRY ERNEST WOODS.
F. H. GILSON COMPANY
THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD, Norfolk
County (formerly in Suffolk County, until
1793), was established May 22, 1650, from a part
May 28, .1659, land was granted to Medfield.
October 24, 1713, a part of Medfield was estab-
lished as Medway.
Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 628; 1776
(Prov.), 7755 1790 (U. S.), 731 ; 1800 (U. S.), 745;
1810 (U. S.), 786; 1820 (U. S.), 892; 1830 (U.S.),
817; 1840 (U. S.), 883; 1850 (U. S.), 966; 1855
(State), 984; 1860 (U. S.), 1082 ; 1865 (State), 1012 ;
1870 (U. S.), 1142; 1875 (State), 1163; 1880 (U.S.),
1371; 1885 (State), 1594; 1890 (U. S.), 1493; l895
(State), 1872; 1900 (U. S.), 2926.
1. WHEN places other than Medfield and Massachusetts are
named in the original records, they are given in the printed
2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as
items about the same family or individual might be found under
4. Marriages and Intentions of marriages are printed under
the names of both parties, but the full information concerning
«ach party is given only in the entry under his or her name.
When both the marriage and Intention of marriage are recorded,
only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage
appears without the Intention recorded, it is designated with an
5. Additional information which does not appear in
original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference,
or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed.
Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text,
or to separate clauses found there — such as the birth-place of
parents, in late marriage records.
6. The double date is used in the months from January to
March inclusive, prior to 1752, only when it so appears in an
entry, or when it is obvious from the position of the entry in the
a. — age
abt. — about
b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county
d. — daughter; died ; day
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
h. — husband
hrs. — hours
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of Intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — married; month
prob. — probably
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife ; week
wid. — widow
y. — year
2d. — second
3d. — third.