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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 

Vital Records of Tyringham, to the Year 1850

Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund.
Boston, Mass., 1903.

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. Tillinghast
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods

Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A. 

 THE TOWN OF TYRINGHAM, Berkshire County, was established March 6, 1762, prior to which time it was the new plantation called Number One.
 February 27, 1811, a part of Tyringham was annexed to New Marlborough.
 February 11, 1812, a part of New Marlborough was annexed to Tyringham.
 April 12, 1847, a Part of Tyringham was established as Monterey.

Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 326 ; 1776
(Prov.), 809; 1790 (U.S.), 1397; 1800 (U.S.), 1712;
1810 (U.S.), 1689; 1820 (U.S.), 1443 ; 1830 (U.S.),
1350; 1840 (U.S.), 1477; 1850 (U.S.), 821; 1855
(State), 710; 1860 (U.S.), 730; 1865 (State), 650;
1870 (U.S.), 557; 1875 (State), 517; 1880 (U.S.),
542; 1885 (State), 457; 1890 (U.S.), 412; 1895
(State), 363 ; 1900 (U.S.), 386.

1. WHEN places other than Tyringham 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 are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name. Prior to 1850, there are few entries of marriages, and no intentions of marriage, found in Tyringham town-records.
 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.

a. - age
abt. - about.
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county
C.E. - church record (Congregational, at Monterey).
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
h. - husband
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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