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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  GLEASON  HILL,
EDMUND   DANA  BARBOUR.

Editor.
HENRY ERNEST WOODS.
Stanbope press
F. H. GILSON COMPANY
BOSTON, U.S.A.


THE  TOWN OF MEDFIELD, Norfolk
County  (formerly in Suffolk County, until
1793), was established May 22, 1650, from a part
of Dedham.
  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.

EXPLANATIONS.

   1. WHEN  places other than Medfield and Massachusetts are
named   in the original records, they are given in the printed
copy.
   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
different spellings.
   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
asterisk.
   5. Additional information which  does  not appear  in the
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
records.

ABBREVIATIONS.

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
widr. —widower
y. — year
2d. — second
3d. — third.

 

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