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 :
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.
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods
THE TOWN OF TYRINGHAM, Berkshire County, was
established March 6, 1762, prior to which time it was the new plantation called
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
Population by Census: 1765
(Prov.), 326 ; 1776
(Prov.), 809; 1790 (U.S.), 1397; 1800 (U.S.),
1810 (U.S.), 1689; 1820 (U.S.), 1443 ; 1830 (U.S.),
(U.S.), 1477; 1850 (U.S.), 821; 1855
(State), 710; 1860 (U.S.), 730; 1865
1870 (U.S.), 557; 1875 (State), 517; 1880 (U.S.),
(State), 457; 1890 (U.S.), 412; 1895
(State), 363 ; 1900 (U.S.),
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
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
Co. - county
C.E. - church record (Congregational, at
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of
Jr. - junior
m. - married; month
prob. - probably
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. -wife; week
wid. - widow
y. - year
2d. - second
3d. - third