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VITAL RECORDS OF MIDDLEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, TO THE YEAR 1850.


PUBLISHED BY THE

NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY,

AT THE CHARGE OF

THE EDDY TOWN-RECORD FUND.

BOSTON, MASS.,

1907.

THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote

passed by the NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL

SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901, as follows:

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.

C. B. TlLLINGHAST,FRANCIS EvERETT BLAKE,

CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, DON GLEASON HILL,

THE Town of Middlefield, Hampshire County, was

established March 12, 1783, from parts of

Becket, Chester, Partridgefield (now Peru), Washing-

ton, and Worthington, and the common lands called

Prescott's Grant.

named in the original records, they are given in the printed

copy.

items about the same family or individual might be found under

different spellings.

the names of both parties. When both the marriage and inten-

tion 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.

nal 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 birthplace of

parents, in late marriage records.

a. — age

abt. — about

b. — born

ch. — child

chn. — children

Co. — county

C.R.1. — church record, Congregational

C.R.2. — church record, Baptist

d. — daughter; died; day

Dea. — deacon

dup. — duplicate entry

G.R.1. — gravestone record, General Cemetery

G.R.2. — gravestone record, Mack Cemetery

G.R.3. — gravestone record, Bell Farm Cemetery

G.R.4. — gravestone record, Wright Cemetery

G.R.5. — gravestone record, Howard Smith Farm Cemetery

h. — husband

hrs. — hours

inf. — infant

int. — publishment of intention of marriage

Jr. — junior

m. — married; month

min. — minutes

prob. — probably

rec. — recorded

s. — son

Sr. — senior

w. — wife ; week

wid. — widow

widr. — widower

y. — year

1st. — first

2d. — second

3d. — third

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